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 will be touring the USA this coming April. We have performances in Maine, New York, Maryland and Virginia. Our 4th CD (recorded live in Budapest) will be released to support this tour!
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.
Next week I will be performing my original music for string quartet and piano with "Quartet Davis". This is incredibly exciting for me.
The 13 piece "Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble" CD will be mixed next week at Ward Archer's studio in Memphis. I will let you know as soon as we release this recording!!!
My first chamber orchestra piece for 40 instruments was performed in October in Black Mountain. What a treat to hear this music with live musicians. Much different than just listening to the computer.
I have started teaching via skypte and facetime. Please contact me for lessons in jazz improvisation, theory, piano and composition.
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