november, 2016

06nov2:00 pm5:00 pmMusic: Michael Stevens


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details

Pianist, Composer and “Steinway Artist,” Michael Jefry Stevens performs extensively in Europe, Latin America and North America. He has composed over 340 works for both large and small ensembles.  An active band-leader for over 30 years, his current working musical ensembles include the \’Conference Call Quartet,\’ the \’Fonda/Stevens Group,\’ the Hungarian \’Eastern Boundary Quartet,\’ German vocalist Nicole Metzger’s \’New York Connection”, his collaboration with New Orleans horn man, Brian “Breeze” Cayolle and “Generations Quartet” featuring saxophonist Oliver Lake.  Michael has released over 80 cds featuring his own music and has performed and/or recorded extensively with many of the top names in Jazz, including Dave Liebman, Dave Douglas, Leo Smith, Matt Wilson, Mark Feldman,  Pheeroan AkLaff, Charles Moffett Sr. and many others.  He was the “Margaret Lee Crofts Fellow” for 2000-2001 at the MacDowell Colony, was a Centrum Arts composer fellow (2004) and is currently on the Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s Touring Artist Roster.  He received his Masters Degree in Music Composition and Jazz Performance from Queens College where he studied with Henry Weinberg, Drora Pershing, Sol Berkowitz, Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath.

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