Harry A. Blazer grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island. His involvement in music began at the age of five and he took up the drums at age eight. Harry's teachers recognized his talent as a musician early on. At the age of twelve, upon the recommendation of Max Roach, Harry's mother sought out Alan Dawson at the Berklee School of Music in Boston (now the Berklee College of Music), who agreed to accept Harry as his youngest student ever. Harry would study with Alan Dawson privately for three years and become one of his most accomplished students. By age 13, Harry turned professional, and began playing with local bands of all kinds. Eventually, Harry would move to Las Vegas and later Los Angeles and play all over the world with many prominent performing artists such as Johnny Mathis, Diana Ross, Doc Severinsen, Paul Anka, Michel LeGrand, Gary Burton, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Ritenour, and many others. It was during his late teens and early twenties that Mr. Blazer met and began playing with Abraham Laboriel, and Ernie Watts, forming a unique friendship with all three musicians that continues today.

In 1979, Harry Blazer became disenchanted with the music business and in response to the needs of his brother, decided to pursue a career in the grocery industry. After spending years learning the industry, Harry took on the challenge of starting a unique food business of his own in Atlanta, Georgia. The products of his energetic efforts were the nationally recognized Harry's Farmers Markets and Harry's In A Hurry, which started with a single fresh megastore in 1988 in Alpharetta, Georgia.