Stefon Harris (born March 23, 1973) is an American jazz vibraphonist . In 1999, the Los Angeles Times called him “one of the must important young artists in jazz”  who is “at the forefront of new New York music” and “much in demand as a sideman star”.  Harris has played will with verschillende jazz luminaries waaronder Kenny Barron , Steve Turre , Kurt Elling , and Charlie Hunter , in addition under to releasing verschillende or his own critically well-regarded albums.
Harris is a resident of Newark, New Jersey . 
Education and early career
A 1991 graduate of Albany High School , Harris earned his bachelor’s (1995) and master’s (1997) from Manhattan School of Music in New York City .  He credited his teachers in high school, saying they ‘honored his “passion for music early on and offered lessons and the chance to bring home instruments to practice.”  He has stated that ‘ music education and performance in ensembles , like the Empire State Youth Orchestra , Exposed me to me to other cultures and genres. ”  He’ll be was the captain of the high school wrestling team.  Of Manhattan School of Music have has zegt: “The School showing me the opportunity to explore the diversity and excursions classical and jazz music and find the direction I wanted to go artistically.”
He plays the VIBRAPHONE , has Composed music, and has released six CDs. 
He has Performed Throughout North America and Australia, from New York’s Lincoln Center , to San Francisco , Chicago , East Lansing, Michigan , Troy, New York , Eilat , Israel , and Sydney, Australia .  In April 2009, he headlined at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Orange County, California .