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.full bio
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!!!!
Also, my latest Solo Piano CD "Lazy Afternoon" was just released on the Artists Recording Collective Label. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Conference Call will be on tour in the USA in late October, early November 2016. Our itinerary is as follows:
October 21 - Edmonton, Canada
October 22 - Travel
October 23 - Seattle, WA - Earshot Festival
October 24 - Travel
October 25 - Grand Rapids, MI
October 26 - East Lansing, MI
October 27 - Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan
October 28 - Ann Arbor, MI - Edgefest
October 29 - Detroit, MI
October 30 - Rochester, NY - the Bop Shop
October 31 - Rochester, NY - clinic
November 1 - Rochester. NY - Studio Recording
November 2 - Charlottesville, VA - Charlottesville Jazz Soceity
November 3 - Harrisonburg, VA - James Madison University
November 4 - Richmond, VA - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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 just released this month! Promo copies available!!!
3. Michael Jefry Stevens - "Lazy Afternoon" - Solo piano recorded at Music and Arts Studio in Memphis, TN. (Artists Recording Collective)
1. Michael Jefry Stevens - "Music for Octet" - Live at Streamside.
2. Eastern Boundary Quartet - Live from Bielefeld
Thanks for your continued support!!!!!
Michael Jefry Stevens is a "Steinway Artist"
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.view band profile