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. Happy New Year. 2018 looks to be an exciting year for music and poetry in our household. Tina won the 2017 Barrow Press Poetry Award and her third full length poetry book will be published towards the end of 2018!!!
My quartet cd featuring Dame Evelyn Glennie (Scotland), Jon Hemmersam (Denmark) and Szilard Mezei (Serbia) was just released on Naxos Records. You can purchase this directly from their web site or contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eastern Boundary Quartet is currently on tour in the USA! We have performances in Maine, New York, Maryland and Virginia. Our latest CD was just released on Artists Recording Collective.
Conference Call Quartet will be back on tour in Europe in November. We still have dates open!!
The Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet "Red's Blues - live from Streamside Concert Series with Zack Page, Rick Dilling and Todd Wright) was just released on Artist's Recording Collective. You can purchase this CD directly from me or download a copy from my bandcamp page.
This July, 2018, I will once again be collaborating with Christian Howes with his Asheville String Intenstive workshop. This is a wonderful experience for me. Christian is a true master and his students are quite brilliant!!
I have started teaching via skype and facetime. Please contact me for lessons in jazz improvisation, theory, piano and composition.
I will be joining the music faculty at East Tennesse State University in the Fall of 2018. Really excited to be back on campus teaching again.
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