Pianist John Harkins moved to Australia in 1994 from Chicago, Illinois. He has played/recorded with Warren Vache, Scott Hamilton, Frank D'Rone, Jackie Allen, Barbara Morrison, Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, Cleo Laine, Danielle Gaha, Darren Percival, Emma Pask, Don Burrows, James Morrison, Charles McPherson, Eric Alexander, Ben Monder, Dennis Erwin, Harold Ashby, Jackie Williams, Terrell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Andrew Speight, Mark Murphy, Dale Barlow, Don Burrows, and Bernie McGann.
But mostly, he's had the great pleasure of playing jazz with his long time trio mates, Brendan Clarke and Andrew Dickeson. Together, they've recorded Stay Right With It, The JazzType, and most recently, Cognition.
"In playing post-bop jazz, pianist John Harkins' sense of rhythm is so spectacularly aerated that the lines effervesce at every turn." for Cogntion, John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Listen to an interview with Peter Wockner here about the Jazz Type.
In 2002, UK singer, Claire Martin recorded "Love At Last", music and lyrics by John Harkins, on her LP Too Darn Hot.