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Stefon Harris

vibraphone and marimba

Vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris is heralded as “one of the most important young artists in jazz” (The Los Angeles Times). A three time Grammy nominee, six-time Best Mallet player by the Jazz Journalist Association, and recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, Harris earned a B.M. in Classical Music and a M.M. in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.

He tours world wide with his band Blackout and the San Francisco Jazz Collective, teaches at New York University and has been Artist in Residence at Fontana Chamber Arts (Kalamazoo), The Lied Center (Lincoln, NE), and San Francisco Performances. Mr. Harris has serves on the Executive Board of Directors for Chamber Music America, and is the first musician formerly elected to the WBGO-FM Board of Directors.