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. Hard to believe that 2019 is almost over! Just released two cds I am very excited about:
"The Innocence of Spring" is a live duo concert from 2018 featuring myself on piano and Don Aliquo on saxophones. We perform mostly originals as well as a tunes by Monk and Ellington. If you want a copy of the CD please let me know. I am currently selling "Downloads" of each CD for $5.
"The Poet is in the House" was recorded in the studio by the "Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble" which is a 14 piece acoustic music ensemble performing my original music. This CD is MILESTONE for me! Downloads are $5 each.
Both cds are available for radio and press by request.
In December I will be back on tour with the "Eastern Boundary Quartet'. We will perform mostly in Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Germany.
Thanks for your continued support.
Michael Jefry Stevens
October 20, 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