Michael Jefry Stevens

Eastern Boundary Quartet

The band:

  • Mihaly Borbely - reeds,
  • Joe Fonda - bass,
  • Michael Jefry Stevens - piano,
  • Balazs Bagyi - drums

 

 
Eastern Boundary Quartet

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About Eastern Boundary Quartet

 

Pianist/Composer Michael Jefry Stevens was the 'Margaret Lee Crofts Fellow for 2000-2001 " at the MacDowell Artist Colony, received 2nd prize in the prestigious Monaco International Jazz Composition Contest and was a composer fellow at Centrum Arts in Port Townsend, WA in the summer of 2006. Michael currently co-leads several working musical ensembles including The Fonda/Stevens Group, the Conference Call Quartet, Eastern Boundary Quartet, the Generations Quartet, the Core-tet and the Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble.  He has released over 90 cds and has performed and recorded with such notable musicians including Oliver Lake, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Christian Howes, Dave Douglas, Mark Feldman, Han Bennink, Charles Moffett, Cecil Bridgewater, Gerry Hemingway, Miles Griffith, Leo Smith, Matt Wilson, Dominic Duval, Billy Martin, and Dave Liebman. His most recent recordings include “Flow” by the Generations Quartet featuring Oliver Lake, and the Core-tet featuring Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Bassist/composer Joe Fonda has developed an extensive international reputation over the last several years recording and touring with the world-renowned Anthony Braxton including performances at some of the world's most prestigious jazz festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Istanbul International Jazz Festival. He is also featured bassist on numerous recordings with Mr. Braxton including the famed Charlie Parker Project Recordings as well as the piano quartet recordings with Braxton on piano. Mr. Fonda has performed with such notable musicians as Ken McIntyre, Charlie Persip, Lou Donaldson, Perry Robinson, Kenny Barron, Leo Smith, Curtis Fuller, Chico Hamilton and others.