JEFFREY HARRINGTON (b 1955 )
Jeffrey Harrington was born and raised in the deep south of the United States. While he has studied with many famous composers at Juilliard and Tulane, including Elliott Carter and Roger Sessions, he attributes his musical education to self-study and his familiarity with the music of New Orleans where he spent most of his formative years. He is likely the first composer to utilize the internet to further his career, and probably invented the free music distribution model. By employing pre-web computer systems he distributed his music (both scores and all recordings) to musicians and listeners around the world free of charge and continues to do so to this day at his site: http://jeffharrington.org.
Courtesy of Jeffrey Harrington