Stefon Harris

Jazz vibraphonist
Stefon Harris plays the vibraphone — and leads a jazz ensemble with a collaborative sound built on collective inspiration.

Why you should listen

Stefon Harris' passionate artistry, energetic stage presence, and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him into the forefront of hte current jazz scene. Widely recognized and lauded by both his peers and jazz critics, Harris is committed to exploring the rich potential of jazz composition and blazing trails on the vibraphone.

His TEDTalk was performed with Jamire Williams on drums, Burniss Travis on bass, and Christian Sands on piano. 

What others say

“He is open with his music and his musical process and shares all with everyone.” — Dave Schroder, Jazz Online

Stefon Harris’ TED talks

Quotes from Stefon Harris

The bandstand is an incredible space. It is really a sacred space. One of the things that is really sacred about it is that you have no opportunity to think about the future, or the past.
Stefon Harris
TEDSalon NY2011 • 449K views Dec 2011
Inspiring, Beautiful