Michael Jefry Stevens

Music for Large Ensembles

Music for Large Ensembles

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About Music for Large Ensembles

My interest in composing for large ensembles goes back to the mid 1990's when guitarist Jeff Raheb and I founded the now defunct "Brooklyn Jazz Composer's Orchestra".  This 17 piece big band performed original music composed by myself and Jeff Raheb.  The group lasted for 6 years.

In 2016 I created the "Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble" which is a 12 piece ensemble featuring strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and voice.  Our debut CD is scheduled for release in early 2018.

In Falll, 2017, my first chamber orchestra piece "Canvas #1" was performed in Black Mountain, NC.

 

Chamber Music

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Original Big Band Music

Brooklyn Jazz Composer's Orchestra performing:

1. Dance of the Muse

2. Forward Motion

3. Jazz Tune

4. Metatron

5. Sad

6. The Riff

7. Today this Moment

8. MIniature

9. Renata featuring Dave Liebman

10. Tribute

11. One for Miles

Danish Big Band (Arhus Conservatory)

1. Dancer

2. The Money Thing