Monday, September 27, 2010

Jazz artist Stefon Harris performs at UW

From a UW press release:

Grammy-nominated jazz artist, Stefon Harris, will perform Thursday and Friday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Harris will first appear with the UW jazz ensemble Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Arts & Sciences auditorium.

His second appearance, part of the fall Cultural Programs' concert series, is with his ensemble, Blackout, Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Tickets for Thursday's performance cost $10 for the public, $6 for students and $7 for senior citizens. Tickets for Friday's performance cost $25 for the public, $21 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased online at or call (307) 766-6666.

Tickets are also available at the Wyoming Union information desk and Fine Arts box office. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and one hour before each scheduled performance.

UW Director of Cultural Programs Cedric Reverand said, "We are pleased to welcome Harris back in a special residency project." Harris will appear as part of the Cultural Programs' series featuring world-renowned performers.

Harris' first three CDs were nominated for Grammy awards, with the second and third nominated for Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Instrumental Solo. His first CD was named "Best Jazz CD" of the year by Newsweek.