During the late 1990's I was fortunate enough to be a member of the BMI Jazz Composer's Workshop. During the several years of my involvement with this incredible organization (which is completely tuition free) I started a big band collaborative project with my good friend, guitarist and composer Jeff Raheb. The band was called the "Brooklyn Jazz Composer's Orchestra" and featured some of New York's most prominent jazz musicians at that time. Our premier concert included Dave Liebman as guest artist. From that initial experience of writing for big bands I now have a repertoire of over 20 original compositions for Big Band. The selections vary in difficulty and I am always interested in bringing this music to a larger audience (either through concerts or workshop opportunities at various level educational institutions (high school through university).
Below are excerpts of several of my big band scores. Feel free to download. To purchase the complete score w/ parts
please email Michael Jefry Stevens - firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also purchase the scores for
on line through University of North Colorado Press.
3. Jazz Tune
6. The Riff
11. One for Miles
Danish Big Band (Arhus Conservatory)