VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST:
STEFON HARRIS

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 Manhattan School of Music.

Stefon 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 served on the Executive Board of Directors for Chamber Music America and is the first musician formerly elected to the WBGO-FM Board of Directors.

In 2009, Harris released Urbanus (Concord Records), the highly anticipated follow-up CD to Evolution. Urbanus was nominated a Grammy for Best Contemporary Contemporary Jazz Album. Most recently, Stefon joined Christian Scott and David Sanchez for a ground breaking CD/DVD entitled Ninety Miles. Recorded over the span of a week in Havana, Cuba, the US based trio recruited local Cuban musicians including pianists Rember Duharte and Harold López-Nussa to create the 9 song collection. The result is a true Cuban American musical collaboration that defies political borders.





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Stefon's Signature Vic Firth Mallet:
Signature Vibraphone - Stefon Harris
Redesigned with reduced head size and increased overall length for improved playability.
L = 14 1/2"
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All photographs by Rob Shanahan, Kamal Asar, and Vic Firth staff. ©Vic Firth Company. Not to be used without permission.


All photographs by Rob Shanahan, Kamal Asar, and Vic Firth staff. ©Vic Firth Company. Not to be used without permission.



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