Michael Jefry Stevens

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Griffith/Stevens Quartet live from Heilbron, Germany (2007) performing Sometimes.

Michael Jefry Stevens

Pianist, Composer and “Steinway Artist

Pianist, Composer and “Steinway Artist,” Michael Jefry Stevens has released over 80 cds and composed over 340 works for both large and small ensembles. An active band-leader for over 40 years, his current working musical ensembles include the "Conference Call Quartet," the "Fonda/Stevens Group," "Eastern Boundary Quartet," his collaboration with New Orleans horn man, Brian “Breeze” Cayolle and “Trio Generations” featuring saxophonist Oliver Lake.

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Upcoming highlights for the rest of 2016

 

HI Everyone.  Just a quick note to let you know that I was voted "BEST COMPOSER" in the Asheville, Western North Carolina Region by the Mountain Express.  This is a reader's poll.  I am thrilled and honored!!!!!  Thanks Everyone!!!!

I am now offering a VIP Bandcamp membership.  This is a monthly membership that helps support my creative musical endeavors.  There are three levels.  You can read more about this at the following web site:  https://michaeljefrystevens.bandcamp.com/vip-membership

 

Also, my latest Solo Piano CD "Lazy Afternoon" was just released on the Artists Recording Collective Label.  Please contact me at mjsjazz@mac.com if you would like to purchase a copy.  You can also download a copy at Bandcamp!

 

Thanks for your continued support.

 

Michael Jefry Stevens 

The Quartet Project is an exciting new venture bringing together the formidable forces of Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, Guitarist Jon Hemmersam, Pianist Michael Jefry Stevens and Violist Szilard Mezei. There will be no plans, no arrangements, just pure organic improvisation recorded at the inspiring setting of Peter Gabriel`s Real World Studios.


I just returned from a fantastic USA/Canada tour with Conference Call.  Thanks to all the presenters and venues that supported us.  Special thanks to Jeffrey Allison and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for their ongoing support of my musical projects!!!!  We spent two days at Blackdog Studios in Rochester, NY and will now start work on releasing our 8th CD over the past 15 years.  

RECENT CD RELEASES!!!

1. Brass Tactics (Konnex Records) - original music or brass quartet and piano featuring Steve Swell, David Taylor, Dave Ballou and Ed Sarath.

 This CD was released in February, 2016. Promotional copies are available.

2. Generations Quartet featuring Oliver Lake (live from Bielefeld, Germany) was recently released on Nottwo Records.  Promo copies available!!!

3. Michael Jefry Stevens - "Lazy Afternoon" - Solo piano recorded at Music and Arts Studio in Memphis, TN. (Artists Recording Collective)

 

Upcoming Releases: 

1. Michael Jefry Stevens - "Music for Octet" - Live at Streamside.

2. Eastern Boundary Quartet - Live from Bielefeld

3. Conference Call - Recent Blackdog Studios recording

 

Thanks for your continued support!!!!!

 

Michael

Michael Jefry Stevens is a "Steinway Artist"

 

 

 

 

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I have a repertoire approximately 15 original compositions for Big Band. The selections vary in difficulty from moderate to advanced. I have performed this music with the BMI Jazz Composer's Orchestra, the Brooklyn Jazz Composer's Orchestra (which I co-founded with Jeff Raheb), students from the Arhus Conservatory of Music and students from the Lichtenstein Big Band. I am available to bring these original big band compositions to your high school or university and rehearse/perform them with your student musicians.

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