Hi Everyone. Happy New Year. 2018 looks to be an exciting year for music and poetry in our household. Tina won the 2017 Barrow Press Poetry Award and her third full length poetry book will be published towards the end of 2018!!!
My quartet cd featuring Dame Evelyn Glennie (Scotland), Jon Hemmersam (Denmark) and Szilard Mezei (Serbia) was just released on Naxos Records. You can purchase this directly from their web site or contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eastern Boundary Quartet will be touring the USA this coming April. We have performances in Maine, New York, Maryland and Virginia. Our 4th CD (recorded live in Budapest) will be released to support this tour!
Conference Call Quartet will be back on tour in Europe in November. We still have dates open!!
The Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet "Red's Blues - live from Streamside Concert Series with Zack Page, Rick Dilling and Todd Wright) was just released on Artist's Recording Collective. You can purchase this CD directly from me or download a copy from my bandcamp page.
Next week I will be performing my original music for string quartet and piano with "Quartet Davis". This is incredibly exciting for me.
The 13 piece "Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble" CD will be mixed next week at Ward Archer's studio in Memphis. I will let you know as soon as we release this recording!!!
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"