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 2020

Hi Everyone.  This coming March 13, 2020 I will turn 69 years old.  Unbelievable!!!!!  Next year for my 70th birthday the Fonda/Stevens Group will be on tour in Europe in October.  We have plenty of open dates.  Feel free to email me at mjsjazz@mac.com for more information.

In 2 weeks I will bring my Asheville, NC based quartet on tour for several performances in the great state of Virginia.  This tour is funded by the VMFA in Richmond, VA.  Please check out my touring section for details.  We will be performing all my original compositions.

I finish up my 2nd year of teaching at ETSU in Johnson City, TN.  Love the job, the faculty and the students.  Feeling grateful.  ETSU will be offering a Five Day Jazz Camp this summer between June 28 and July 2.  Prices are very reasonable.

Conference Call will be on tour in October, 2020.  We will be releasing our 11th CD on Nottwo Records to celebrate this tour.

Thanks for your continued support.

 

Michael Jefry Stevens

March 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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Original Music for Big Band

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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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