Michael Jefry Stevens

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Upcoming highlights for 2017

Thanks to Everyone who helped support my Indigogo Fundraiser campaign.  I raised close to $2500 which was used directly to pay the 13 musicians for their 2 days of studio time.  This week I hope to finish the paste and edit part of the recording so I can start to listen to all nine of the pieces that were recorded!!!

This past month I performed for the first time in Kansas City, MO!  The event was such a success that we are planning an annual concert tour to Kansas City, where I will perform with Chris Burnett and his quartet!!

Michael Jefry Stevens Octet "Live at Streamside" featuring 10 of my original compositions composed for a new ensemble of 8 musciians.  More good news!!  In addition to being voted "BEST COMPOSER" in the Asheville, Western North Carolina Region by the Mountain Express for 2016 I just received the 2017  "Regional Artist Project Grant" sponsored by the Toe River Arts Council, Madison Arts Council, Asheville Area Arts Council, with funding from Avery County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Natural and Cultural Resource Department, a state agency.  This grant will help fund my upcoming studio recording featuring my "Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble".

I am now offering a VIP Bandcamp membership.  This is a monthly membership that helps support my creative musical endeavors.  There are three levels.  You can read more about this at the following web site:  https://michaeljefrystevens.bandcamp.com/vip-membership

Also, my latest Solo Piano CD "Lazy Afternoon" was recently released on the Artists Recording Collective Label.  Please contact me at mjsjazz@mac.com if you would like to purchase a copy.  You can also download a copy at Bandcamp!

Thanks for your continued support.

Michael Jefry Stevens

2016 and 2017 CD RELEASES!!!

1. Brass Tactics (Konnex Records) - original music or brass quartet and piano featuring Steve Swell, David Taylor, Dave Ballou and Ed Sarath.

2. "Flow" by Generations Quartet featuring Oliver Lake (live from Bielefeld, Germany) was released on Nottwo Records.  This Cd has been listed on two different top 10 lists of cd releases for 2016.

Budd Kopman's list

John Sharpe's list

3. Michael Jefry Stevens - "Lazy Afternoon" - Solo piano recorded at Music and Arts Studio in Memphis, TN. (Artists Recording Collective)

4. Michael Jefry Stevens Octet "Live at Streamside" (Artists Recording Collective).

Thanks for your continued support!!!!! 

Michael

Michael Jefry Stevens is a "Steinway Artist"