Niki Haris, daughter of Grammy nominated jazz pianist Gene Harris, has worked with a multitude of recording artists ranging from Pop, R&B, to Jazz--with names such as; Ray Charles, David Sanborn, Patrice Rushen, Michael Sembello, Leann Rimes, Michelle Branch, Santana, Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, All Saints, Wilton Felder of the Jazz Crusaders, Stanley Turrentine, the Righteous Bros., Julian Lennon, Anita Baker, Mick Jagger, Whitney Houston and Madonna.
Her vocal film work is also featured on the soundtracks of Whoopi Goldberg’s Corrina Corrina, DreamWorks The Big Green, Coyote Ugly with Leann Rimes, and Disney’s Anastasia. She has also recorded multiple television themes as well as co-writing and performing two new songs for the Fox series Dark Angel.
Choreography and acting are also a part of Niki’s career from lead appearances in Madonna’s Truth or Dare to a role in Al Pacino and Robert Deniro’s Heat. After completing two tours back to back Niki quickly went into the studio to record a new dance CD Total Love as well as a new live jazz CD Live in Switzerland and a live gospel record The Beginning recorded with John Barnes at Innersound Studios; all released in the summer of 2003.
She recorded a new Jazz CD Live in London, toured Europe (Switzerland, Germany, Scotland) with her Jazz Quartet, and performed live dates as Featured Vocalist with RUFUS. She released Special Edition through Thump Records/Universal as well as a Billboard charting dance hit Let Me Hear the Music produced by DJ Eddie X through 3 Monkeys Music. She continued her love of jazz by touring successfully in the production of Billie & Me, a celebration of the life of Billie Holiday. Here Niki sang alongside Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Rita Coolidge, Joan Osborne and African songstress Rokia Traore. Her Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center performances were a smashing success. While touring, Niki released her latest Live at Agape and performed gospel concerts throughout the U.S.