Harold Sherman played in the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble (starting on sax, moving to piano) while working toward his MM in Composition at the School of Music, graduating in 1999. Under the direction of Miles Osland (DownBeat’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award for Jazz Education honoree), he was exposed to the traditional classics of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and Stan Kenton as well as the more contemporary works of Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider and Gordon Goodwin. While in school, he played in live performances with Diane Schuur, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Randy Brecker and Bobby Shew. With BAJA (Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors--Lexington's community jazz band), he accompanied jazz musicians Bill Watrous, Chris Vadala and Denis DiBlasio and Broadway stars Laura Bell Bundy (live in concert and on her Christmas CD) and Rebecca Covington Webber (who later played roles in MOTOWN, BEAUTIFUL & HAMILTON). Earlier, while in living in New York City, he studied piano with Mike Longo, saxophone with Bob Mintzer and songwriting (in an ASCAP jazz songwriters workshop) with Dr. Billy Taylor. Over the years, he has worked professionally with Zach Brock (Grammy Award-winning jazz violinist and composer), Clifton Davis (composer of the Jackson 5 hit, “Never Can Say Goodbye”), Glenn Kotche (now drummer for WILCO), Miles Osland and his own sister Genie Sherman Walker (who has toured Europe and received favorable reviews in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Downbeat—featured on her own CD, Not from Concentrate). He teaches privately, performs locally as a solo pianist/vocalist and directs the music for musical theater productions. Besides original compositions and arrangements, he has had several interviews published, including three in Saxophone Journal.