Harris at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2007
|Birth name||Stefon DeLeon Harris|
|Born||March 23, 1973|
Albany, New York, U.S.
|Associated acts||Classical Jazz Quartet|
Stefon DeLeon Harris (born March 23, 1973) is an American jazz vibraphonist.
A native of Albany, New York, Harris intended to work for the New York Philharmonic until he heard the music of Charlie Parker. During the 1990s he recorded with Charlie Hunter and Steve Turre as a session musician. He signed with Blue Note, which released his debut album, A Cloud of Red Dust (1998). His second album, Black Action Figure, was nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2001 he worked with pianist Jacky Terrasson at the Village Vanguard in New York City and recorded the album Kindred with him during the same year. His album The Grand Unification Theory (2003) won the Martin E. Segal Award from Jazz at Lincoln Center.
As a leader
- A Cloud of Red Dust (Blue Note, 1998)
- Black Action Figure (Blue Note, 1999)
- Kindred (Blue Note, 2001)
- The Grand Unification Theory (Blue Note, 2003)
- Evolution (Blue Note, 2004)
- African Tarantella: Dances With Duke (Blue Note, 2006)
- Urbanus (Blue Note, 2009)
- Sonic Creed (Motema, 2018)
As a co-leader
- Ninety Miles (Concord Picante, 2011) with David Sanchez and Christian Scott
- Ninety Miles Live at Cubadisco (2012) – w/Stefon Harris and Christian Scott
As member of The Classical Jazz Quartet
- Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker (Vertical Jazz, 2001)
- The Classical Jazz Quartet Plays Bach (Vertical Jazz, 2002)
- The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Rachmaninov (Kind of Blue, 2006)
- The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Tchaikovsky (Kind of Blue, 2006)
- Christmas (Kind of Blue, 2006)
As a sideman
- Tim Warfield, Jazz Is, A Whisper in the Midnight (Criss Cross, 1995)
- Terell Stafford, Centripetal Force (Candid, 1996)
- Joe Henderson, Porgy & Bess (Verve, 1997)
- Charlie Hunter, Return of the Candyman (Blue Note, 1998)
- Jason Moran, Soundtrack to Human Motion (Blue Note, 1999)
- Greg Osby, The Inner Circle (Blue Note, 2002)
- Kurt Elling, Man in the Air (Blue Note, 2003)
- Kenny Barron, Images (Sunnyside, 2004)
- Janis Siegel, Sketches of Broadway (Telarc, 2004)
- Lea DeLaria, Double Standards (Telarc, 2005)
- Diana Krall, Christmas Songs (Verve, 2005)
- Raul Midón, State of Mind (Manhattan, 2005)
- Joshua Redman, Momentum (Nonesuch, 2006)
- Steve Turre, Keep Searching (HighNote, 2006)
- Ry Cooder, My Name Is Buddy (Nonesuch, 2007)
- Courtney Pine, Transition in Tradition (Destin-E, 2009)
- Diana Krall, Turn Up the Quiet (Verve, 2017)
- Ankeny, Jason. "Stefon Harris". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
- OCRegister. Accessed July 10, 2008.
- Orange County Performing Arts Center official website. Accessed July 10, 2008.
- Patterson, Ian (August 29, 2011). "Stefon Harris / David Sanchez / Christian Scott Ninety Miles". All About Jazz. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
- Dryden, Ken. "Christmas". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2018.