Michael Jefry Stevens


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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 2019

Hi Everyone.  Here we are almost halfway through 2019.  Hard to believe!  Next Memphis Jazz Salon will be on Sunday, June 9 and will feature the incredible vocalist Joyce Cobb!!!!  This will be our 16th season of house concerts in Memphis.  The duo concert I performed at MTSU last year with saxophonist Don Aliquo will be released in the next month or two.  I am really excited about this recording.  Don is an amazing saxophonist and also a great composer.  The concert features both of our compositions as well as a Songs from Ellington and Monk.  I am hoping to finally release the Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble recording in the next few months.  Just finished my first full year teaching at ETSU in Johnson City, TN.  I love it and look forward to returning in the Fall.  Thanks for your continued support.  Feel free to write me at mjsjazz@mac.com!!!

Michael Jefry Stevens

May 15, 2019 







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Original Music for Big Band


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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