Jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris to perform virtual concert

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CLINTON — Hamilton College Performing Arts will present a virtual concert with jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris + Blackout at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

Recorded live for Hamilton College at Rutgers University’s Clement’s Place, the Stefon Harris + Blackout performance is available for a limited time only.

Stefon Harris’s passionate artistry and virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as “one of the most important artists in jazz” by the LA Times, Harris was named a recipient of the 2018 Doris Duke Awards.

He has earned four Grammy nominations and was chosen as Best Vibes in 2017 and 2018 by Downbeat Magazine’s Critic’s Poll. Harris’ landmark TED Talk, “There are No Mistakes on The Bandstand,” was the most-watched talk in its 2011 release and has more than 500,000 views. 

In advance of the concert premiere, Monk Rowe, director of the Fillius Jazz Archive, will conduct an open interview with Harris via Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at noon. The interview is open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to contribute questions during the interview.

This concert is free on YouTube, available Nov. 13-15. Advance registration is required for the interview. For links visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts. Call 315-859-4350 or email mreiserm@hamilton.edu for more information.

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