Finding Life’s Rhythm: The Walter Harris Story

Hosted ByCiera Thompson

Walter Harris is the lead drummer in one of the most iconic groups in the world - Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans. Walter is sharing his energy, vibration, and God-given ability with the jazz community. It's a life he could have never imagined. Except he did - 20 years earlier as he was lying in his prison cell.

Walter Harris is the lead drummer in one of the most iconic groups in the world – Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans. Walter is sharing his energy, vibration, and God-given ability with the jazz community. It’s a life he could have never imagined. Except he did – 20 years earlier as he was lying in his prison cell.


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The Power of Imagination

What would Walter Harris’ life be like when he got out of prison?  Would he be back in the 9th ward, wrapped up in the drug culture, with the...

Embracing Confinement

25 years later, Walter Harris will never forget the number assigned to him in prison – 28-89-45. It was here that he formed a relationship with Islam, started to...

Searching for Belonging

Growing up in New Orleans in the 1980’s, Walter Harris longed for belonging, and eventually he found it. But his new tribe would lead him to the dark side....

Introducing Finding Life’s Rhythm: The Walter Harris Story

Walter Harris is the lead drummer in one of the most iconic groups in the world – Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans.  Walter is sharing his energy,...