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Sep 20, 2019 3:00 pm

Master Class with Stefon Harris, Percussion

3:00 PM

Master Class with Stefon Harris (BM ’95, MM ’97), Percussion

Melodic Construction, Improv, and the Art of Organic Phrasing 

Stefon Harris’s passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as “one of the most important young artists in jazz” (Los Angeles Times), he is a recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, has earned four Grammy nominations, and has been named Best Mallet player seven times by the Jazz Journalist Association. He also won the Downbeat Critics Poll for Vibes in 2013 and the Jazz Times Critics Poll for Vibes in 2014. His recent CD Ninety Miles (Concord), an acclaimed collaboration with David Sanchez and Christian Scott, was chosen by NPR as one of the year’s top releases, and his 2014 CD with the SF Jazz Collective, Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder, won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album. In 2018, he was selected as a Doris Duke Artist, a prestigious award presented by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. A passionate educator, Stefon Harris assumed the position of Associate Dean and Director of Jazz Arts at Manhattan School of Music in July 2017. Read his full bio here.


This event is FREE, no tickets required.
Arrive early to ensure seating!

Bossi-Comelli Studio
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Ave
New York, NY 10027