Michael Jefry Stevens

Michael Jefry Stevens

“Michael Jefry Stevens is a fluid player who finds his comfort level not only on the cool side but also through free jazz and instant improvisation. His touch is both delicate and hard hitting, stopping short of bombast when he ventures into the latter. His phrasing has an elegance, and while he does take a line at a tangent he does not let this alter his focus. Stevens suspends time and harmony; his lines arch and curve and fall in a splash of color. He unleashes bolts of thunder with his left hand and clasps melody in scintillating runs.”  Jerry D’Souza, All About Jazz

“Stevens is a sensitive pianist who ekes out droplets of sparkling gems or volumes of rushing waves having a lyrical foundation and a complex consistency. He constructs vivid imagery by getting into the core of each piece and expounding intuitively with his reconstructions.”  Frank Rubolino, Cadence Jazz Magazine

Recordings & Performances

“Stevens’s playing remains ever-versatile, alternating between comping changes and fistfuls of chromatic clusters.” – Christian Carey, Splendid Reviews

Michael Jefry Stevens and Todd Write playing  performing “Sometime Ago”

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Michael Jefry Stevens
mjsjazz@mac.com
(917) 916-1363

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