Michael Jefry Stevens

Touring / Concerts

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Touring

Conference Call European Tour - Fall 2018

November 2, 2018  - Nuremberg, Germany

November 3, 2018 - Bamberg, Germany

November 5, 2018 - Cottbus, Germany

November 9, 2018 - Eschen, Lichtenstein

November 10, 2018 - Chur, Switzerland

November 12, 2018 - Sarvar, Hungary

November 13, 2018 - Vienna, Austria

November 14, 2018 - Zagreb, Croatia

November 17, 2018 - Lokeren, Belgium

November 18, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium

Musicians:

  • Gebhard Ullmann - Saxophone/Bass Clarinet
  • Joe Fonda - Bass
  • Michael Jefry Stevens - Piano
  • Dieter Ulrich - Drums
Conference Call European Tour - Fall 2018

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Eastern Boundary Quartet European tour Winter 2019

 

 

Musicians:

  • Mihaly Borbely - Woodwinds
  • Joe Fonda - Bass
  • Michael Jefry Stevens - Piano
  • Balazs Bagyi - Drums
Eastern Boundary Quartet European tour Winter 2019

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Fonda/Stevens Group Duo tour November 2019

Joe Fonda and I will tour Europe in November 2019 as a duo.  This is our first duo tour and comes after performing music together for the past 40 years.  We are calling this our 40th Anniversary tour!!!  Please contact us for booking information.

 

 

Musicians:

Joe Fonda - Bass

Michael Jefry Stevens - Piano

Herb Robertson - Trumpet

Harvey Sorgen - Drums

Fonda/Stevens Group Duo tour November 2019

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Streamside Concert Series

Pot luck starts at 6:30.  Concert starts at 7:30.  Admission is $25 per person.  Seating is limited.

Musicians:

Michael Jefry Stevens - Piano

Zack Page - bass

Justin Watt - drums

Jason DeCristofaro - vibraphone

Rick Simerly - trombone 

Streamside Concert Series

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Art of Jazz 5/13/18

Concert starts at 4pm.  Tickets are $35 per person.  Seating is limited.  

For our program of Broadway classics, we’ve assembled a lively jazz trio of Rick Dilling, drums, Michael Jefry Stevens, piano, and guest artist Rusty Holloway, bass; Rusty is making his first appearance with Art of Jazz. They will treat you to glorious songs like “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Old Devil Moon” and “If I Were A Bell” — all performed with inspired verve and improvisation.

The concert takes place in an elegant home in southeast Hendersonville. As always, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of wine, and plied with good things to eat at intermission. Seating is limited to 35, so make your reservations early. Last year every concert sold out in a few days.

By the way, May 13 is Mother’s Day, so bring mom – she will love it!

Sincerely,

Michael Jefry Stevens,
Artistic Director
Janis Crothers, Nancy Holmes and Robert Rodwell,
Art of Jazz Committee

BROADWAY MELODIES
An afternoon of favorite show tunes
chosen for jazz interpretation by a terrific trio —
Rick Dilling, drums,
Rusty Holloway, bass,
Michael Jefry Stevens, piano.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 – 4 p.m.
Hendersonville, NC

ADMISSION PRICE: $35 PER PERSON
Seating is limited to 35; early reservations are recommended. Doors open at 3:45, concert starts promptly at 4:30.
Enjoy a glass of wine beforehand, and an intermission
with good things to eat and drink.

RESERVATIONS
Secure reservations by emailing your name, and names of people in your party, to Michael Jefry Stevens at mjsjazz@mac.com. Include full names, email addresses and phone numbers for each individual. Michael will respond by giving you his snail mail address for your check or checks.

If the concert is sold out, Michael will let you know. Should you need to cancel a reservation, please notify us seven days before the concert in order to get a refund.

Shortly before the concert, you will receive the name of your host and location of the house, as well as driving and parking directions. All questions should be addressed to Michael at his email address.

ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
RICK DILLING, drums. Though he wanted to be a golf pro, lucky for us, Rick ended up with a degree in Music Industry Studies at Appalachian State University. He has played drums with the likes of Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, Billy Taylor, Margaret Whiting, Ernie Watts, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Moving to Asheville in 2011, Rick now performs with the Todd Wright Quartet, Asheville Jazz Orchestra, and Wendy Hayes. Says Todd Wright about Rick, “He listens and supports the soloist like none other – and loves to swing."

RUSTY HOLLOWAY, bass. Rusty is a teacher, performer and recording artist equally adept in classical music, jazz, swing, bluegrass and other musical genres. He has performed with Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims, Sarah Vaughn, Stan Getz, Eliot Zigman, Steve Wilson and Al Cohn, among others. In addition, Rusty has made TV and show appearances with Bob Hope, Liza Minelli, Della Reese and Jerry Lewis. Recently retired from the faculty at the University of Tennessee School of Music – Knoxville, he is an active clinician in improvisation and rhythm section techniques and teaches master classes in bass performance.

MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS, piano. As a “Steinway Artist,” Michael performs extensively in Europe and North and South America. He has a master’s degree in Jazz Performance and Composition from Queens College in NYC. His prodigious musical output includes over 80 CDs, over 350 compositions for large and small ensembles, and performances and/or recordings with such jazz “greats” as Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Oliver Lake, Han Bennik, Valery Ponomarev, Cecil Bridgewater, Matt Wilson, Mark Feldman and many others. Michael lives in Black Mountain, NC where he gives private piano lessons, teaches at the Asheville Music School, and maintains an impressive performance schedule locally and throughout the US and Europe.

Musicians:

Michael Jefry Stevens - Piano

Rusty Holloway - Bass

Rick Dilling - Drums 

Art of Jazz 5/13/18

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Price (USD): $35

Eastern Boundary Quartet USA tour - April 12 - 23, 2018

April 11, 2018 - Baltimore, MD

April 12, 2018 - Travel

April 13, 2018- Portland, ME

April 14, 2018 - Kittery, ME

April 15, 2018 - Rochester, NY

April 17, 2018 - Charlottesville, VA

April 18, 2018 - Charlottesville, VA

April 19, 2018 - Richmond, VA

April 20, 2018 - Roanoke, VA

 

Musicians:

  • Mihaly Borbely - Woodwinds
  • Joe Fonda - Bass
  • Michael Jefry Stevens - Piano
  • Balazs Bagyi - Drums
Eastern Boundary Quartet USA tour - April 12 - 23,  2018