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. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season as we approach 2019. Thanks for all your support. Upcoming highlights for 2019 include:
Early 2019 release of the Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble debut CD.
March house concert in Santa Fe, New Mexico with the wonderful vocalist Annie Sellick.
Eastern Boundary Quartet 2019 European tour in December.
Continuing adjunct professor at Eastern Tennessee State University.
I will post more as things become clearer in 2019.
Michael Jefry Stevens
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