"His music needs no labels like 'postmodern' or 'cutting edge'. It is Stefon Harris music, as Charles Mingus, he insisted, was Mingus music." - Nat Hentoff, Jazz Times Magazine
At the age of 36, Stefon Harris is already considered one of the great all-time masters of the vibes. Usually touring with his band Blackout or the stellar San Francisco Jazz Collective, we’ve nabbed him for a rare solo gig. As an added treat, he’ll be joined by our spectacular UVM Big Band for part of the program. An astonishingly virtuosic player, he is a thrill to watch on stage: a truly physical player on one of the most physical of instruments. He’s devoted to educating the next generation of jazz artists and loves to play with young performers. We’re sure his two-day residency with UVM students will be an unforgettable experience.