Stefon Harris [vibraphone and marimba]
Casey Benjamin [alto saxophone]
Christian Sands [piano]
Dezron Douglas [bass]
Terreon Gully [drums]
"One of the most important artists in jazz.” - The Los Angeles Times
Mallet virtuoso Stefon Harris leads his acclaimed quintet, Blackout, in a highly anticipated Smoke debut that will feature new music that the group will record for release later this year. Continuing the tradition of legends that includes Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, and Bobby Hutcherson, “Harris has emerged as the most renowned practitioner of the vibraphone,” says Downbeat. NPR concurs reporting that “critics rate Harris, year after year, as the best vibraphonist in jazz.” Performing on both vibraphone and marimba, Harris delivers a powerful musical experience while fronting an exciting group of some of the best players in jazz: Saxophonist Casey Benjamin; pianists Christian Sands (Thu, Sat & Sun) and Brandon McCune (Fri); bassist Dezron Douglas; and drummer Terreon Gully.