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. Still recovering from the Las Vegas nightmare of last week and the terrible fires this past week in California (we know Santa Rosa very well!). Latest news:
Eastern Boundary Quartet upcoming April, 2018 USA tour. Still a few open dates. Please contact me if you are interested in this Hungarian/American hybrid improvised music/jazz group.
Conference Call Quartet upcoming November, 2018 European tour. Still plenty of dates open!!!
Both of these quartets will be releasing new cds in 2018 to coincide with these tours.
My quartet cd featuring Dame Evelyn Glennie (Scotland), Jon Hemmersam (Denmark) and Szilard Mezei (Serbia) will be released in January of 2018. Really excited about this project.
My next CD release will feature my quartet music recorded live at Streamside Concert Series with Zack Page, Rick Dilling and Todd Wright.
My first chamber orchestra piece for 40 instruments was performed in October in Black Mountain. What a treat to hear this music with live musicians. Much different than just listening to the computer.
I have started teaching via skypte and facetime. Please contact me for lessons in jazz improvisation, theory, piano and composition.
Thanks for your continued support!!!!!
Michael Jefry Stevens is a "Steinway Artist"
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