Mari Harris is a singer, pianist, voice teacher, and vocal coach. More recently, she started identifying as an artist and philanthropist. Mari lives her life as one work of art, with each day and decision its own brushstroke. She has chosen to live with great intention to her actions and decisions, much like the way she sings with intention, giving each note and word just the right balance and inflection.
Mari recently performed in St. Paul as part of the Rhythm in Rice series, which uses "music as the thread to honor and unite multi cultural communities." She is often called a jazz vocalist, but her singing is multidimensional, and she performs a wide variety of styles as a soloist and band leader.
In addition to performing on stage in concert, Mari uses her talents to help people at conferences and workshops get the most out of their time. After they've been sitting all day absorbing information, networking, and listening to presenters, Mari will perform a final set of music to send them on their way. Her spirit and voice helps transform information into action, and inspires the guests to use what they've learned and create positive change. It might not be a typical gig for a singer, but Mari is not your typical artist.
What's next for Mari? She has been invited to perform and produce theater productions all over the country in some unique and nontraditional venues, like a public library. Though Mari's background is not in production, she says she has enjoyed the new opportunity, and might give it a try closer to home. Keep an eye out for Mari in St. Louis Park and the Twin Cities, as she's certain to be performing somewhere near you soon!