Stefon Harris and Blackout at Old Dominion University
Sep 23, 2013 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Recipient of the prestigious Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, Stefon Harris' passionate artistry, energetic stage presence, and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him into the forefront of the current jazz scene. He is widely recognized and lauded by both his peers and jazz critics alike and is committed to both exploring the rich potential of jazz composition and blazing new trails on the vibraphone. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music, Stefon received a B.M. in Classical Music and a M.M. in Jazz Performance. He earned three consecutive Grammy nominations including Best Jazz Album for The Grand Unification Theory (2003) and the 2001 release of Kindred (Blue Note) and his 1999 release of Black Action Figure (Blue Note) for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo. North Sea Jazz (Netherlands) named Harris for the prestigious International 2002 Bird Award for Artist Deserving Wider Recognition. He has been voted Best Mallet player by 2004 Jazz Times Critics Poll, and by the Jazz Journalist Association (2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000), Debut Artist of the Year by Jazz Times, Chicago Tribune?s Debut of the Year and Downbeat?s Critics Poll Winner for Vibraphone and Rising Star, Vibraphone (2006, 2004, 2003) Newsweek's Best Jazz CD, Best New Talent and 1999-2000 Readers Poll Best Vibraphonist by Jazziz Magazine -
Show tickets: Students-$10 General Public-$15
Old Dominion University Diehn Fine Arts Center
5115 Hampton Blvd
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