Prodigy Stefon Harris can play about twenty different instruments. Yet we mainly know him as a virtuoso on the vibraphone, the instrument on which he has impressed jazz audiences for over twenty years. But it almost didn’t happen. Harris wanted to become a member of the New York Philharmonic, but after he heard Charlie Parker, he radically changed his course and turned towards jazz music. When Blue Note released his debut album A Cloud Of Red Dust in 1998, everyone agreed that he had made the right choice. He has become a much sought-after session musician and has played on albums by artists like Joshua Redman and Diana Krall. Harris also tours regularly with his grooving quintet Blackout, with whom he playes both acoustically and electrically. With Blackout he also released the album Sonic Creed last year. It is a reflection on African-American life over the past century and it was recently awarded five out of five stars in UK Vibe magazine.