Stefon Harris and Marian McPartland

Jul 12, 2018

Vibraphonist and composer Stefon Harris has propelled himself to the forefront of the jazz scene over the last two decades, with his career as an educator and performer in full swing. Harris grew up studying and playing classical music, but when he discovered the music of Charlie Parker in college, he decided to pursue jazz. Harris has been named “Best Mallet Player” eight times by the Jazz Journalist Association and has received four Grammy nominations, most recently for his 2009 album “Urbanus.” In this 2002 Piano Jazz session, McPartland and Harris enjoy playing jazz standards, such as Benny Golson’s “Whisper Not.”

Artist site: http://www.stefonharris.com/

On NPR: https://www.npr.org/artists/15304595/stefon-harris