Michael Jefry Stevens

Projects - Regional

Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble

Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble

The Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble is a hybrid ensemble consisting of a string section (violin, viola, cello, contrabass), a percussion section (drums set, percussionist, vibraphone and piano), a brass section (trombone and trumpet) and a woodwind section (clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, alto saxophone). This ensemble utilizes elements from jazz, classical, rock, Latin and other music.

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Paula Hanke Band

Paula Hanke Band

Paula Hanke- voice; Michael Jefry Stevens - piano; Frank Southecorvo - saxophone; Zack Page - bass; Ben Bjorlie - drums.

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Wendy Jones Quartet

Wendy Jones Quartet

The Wendy Jones Quartet performs a wide repertoire that includes jazz standards, music of Horace Silver, music of Chic Corea as well as original music by Michael Jefry Stevens. Their debut CD "Perfect Dream" features 10 of Mr. Stevens original compositions. The group includes Zack Page on bass and Rick Dilling on drums and Michael Jefry Stevens on piano.

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MJS Electric Band

MJS Electric Band

The members of this group rotate and include Billy Cardine (dobro), Zack Page (bass), Tim Doyle (guitar), Christian Howes (violin), Bill Berg (drums), Justin Watt (drums), Jason DeCristofaro and myself on electric keyboard.

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Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet Projects

Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet Projects

One of my favorite musical ensemble formats is the quartet. I perform in a variety of quartet formations including piano trio (piano, bass, drums) plus trumpet; plus saxophone; plus vibraphone; plus vocalist. My CD "For the Children" features saxophonist David Schnitter, bassist Dominic Duval and drummer Jay Rosen performing a number of my original compositions for jazz quartet. My most recent quartet is based in Asheville, NC and features Jason DeCristofaro on vibraphone, Justin Watt on drums and Zack Page on bass.

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Original Music for Big Band

Original Music for Big Band

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.

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Michael Jefry Stevens Trio Projects

Michael Jefry Stevens Trio Projects

I am available for jazz piano trio performances featuring a mixture of jazz standards and my own original compositions. My major "trio" influences include Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley and Ahmad Jamal. I have released close to 20 trio cds in a variety of formations.

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Cayolle/Stevens Band

Cayolle/Stevens Band

Brian "Breeze" Cayolle is an original New Orleans musician/artist. He comes from generations of New Orleans musicians' including his great great uncle Sidney Bechet. Breeze and I perform a mixture of traditional New Orleans music as well as selected jazz standards. Breeze not only performs on all woodwind instruments but is a very talented jazz vocalist as well.

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