Apollo New Works

Stefon Harris & Blackout


Music fans and technophiles alike will want to experience this one of a kind evening that features new music, technology, poetry, and visual elements in The Apollo’s new stages at The Victoria. Experience the world of improvised jazz like never before as four-time Grammy nominee and Apollo New Works artist Stefon Harris shares his groundbreaking new technology that blends artificial intelligence with live performance featuring Harris’ band Blackout.

“The standout vibraphonist of his generation.”
The New Yorker

Stefon Harris & Blackout is a part of The Apollo’s New Works initiative and Winter 2024 season.

Apollo New Works is generously supported by the Ford Foundation with additional funding from The Mellon Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.


The Apollo New Works initiative expands upon The Apollo’s mission to support the creation of new work by Black artists. The multidisciplinary emerging and established artists who the organization has commissioned and provided space, time, and resources will create, develop, and present work across The Apollo stages, including The Apollo’s Victoria Theater, which will serve as the main incubation space.

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Tickets & Important Information

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This concert will take place at The Apollo Stages at The Victoria Theater located at 233 W. 125th Street, Third Floor (between Adam Clayton Powell & Frederick Douglass Blvd).

Please Note: Late seating is not permitted to ensure minimal disruption to the performers and fellow audience members. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Please contact The Apollo Box office at [email protected] or (212) 531-5305 if any other special assistance is required for your visit.

Show Credits

Stefon Harris & Blackout
Stefon Harris – Creative Director, Vibraphone, Marimba, and AI
Casey Benjamin – Saxophone, Aerophone, and Vocoder
Christian Sands – Piano
James Francies – Keyboards and AI
Dezron Douglas – Bass
Terreon Gully – Drums

Special Guests
Christie Dashiell – Vocalist
Dwayne Clark – Spoken Word Artist
Dr. Guthrie Ramsey – Moderator/Scholar

Visual and AI Development Team
Kevin Jiang – Lead Engineer
Max Shirokawa – Machine Learning Engineer
Xuelong Mu – Live Visuals Director
Alexander Baumann – Visual Artist
Robert Ruth – Visual Artist

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