Jazz Calendar (Updated 2/23/2020)

Feb 23, 2020


Stefon Harris & Blackout will perform on Friday February 28th at 7:30 PM at the 1200 Club at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Called “one of the most important artists in jazz” by the Los Angeles Times, Stefon Harris balances hard bop traditions with R&B influence. The talented vibraphonist brings his swingin’ and soulful sounds to the 1200 Club.  Stefon Harris’s passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as “one of the most important young artists in jazz” (Los Angeles Times), he is a recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, has earned four Grammy nominations, and has been named Best Mallet player seven times by the Jazz Journalist Association. He also won the Downbeat Critics Poll for Vibes in 2013 and the Jazz Times Critics Poll for Vibes in 2014. His recent CD Ninety Miles (Concord), an acclaimed collaboration with David Sanchez and Christian Scott, was chosen by NPR as one of the year’s top releases, and his 2014 CD with the SF Jazz Collective, Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder, won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album. In 2018, he was selected as a Doris Duke Artist, a prestigious award presented by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. For more information you may visit

Stefon Harris will also perform at the 2020 UNO Jazz Festival, taking place February 28-29.  For more information about the UNO Jazz Festival you may visit

Please support these local non-profits who support KIOS and are dedicated to the presentation and preservation of jazz and blues in our communities:

Omaha Performing Arts Society
1200 Douglas Street, Omaha

Blues Society of Omaha

Arts Incorporated
315 South 9th Street, Suite 110
Lincoln, NE 68508-2283

Lied Center for Performing Arts
12th and R Streets
P.O. Box 880151
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0151