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. Here we are almost halfway through 2019. Hard to believe! Next Memphis Jazz Salon will be on Sunday, July 28 and will feature the the wonderfully talented Annie Sellick on vocals and the maestro of the guitar, Pat Bergeson! 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 few days!!! 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 working on the final stages of releasing the 14 piece "Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble" CD. I will keep you posted. Eastern Boundary Quartet will be back on tour in Europe in December 2019. We still have a few open dates.
Michael Jefry Stevens
June 29, 2019
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