Ninety Miles is a Cuban American music collaboration of a distinctly unique collection of songs. Originally recorded in Cuba under a special visa, Ninety Miles has received global recognition and was a featured documentary on BBC Worldwide in the fall of 2012. The group will be performing Thursday night at the College of St. Rose.
The touring group features three critically acclaimed jazz musicians: vibist and Albany native Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sánchez and trumpeter Nicholas Payton.
Stefon Harris attended Albany High School and played in the Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble.
A four-time Grammy nominee, Harris has been heralded by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the most important young artists in jazz” and has been awarded “Best Mallet” six times by the Jazz Journalists Association.