Welcome to my website, Bill Stevens Music. There is a lot of information here. Some 40+ years of performing, writing and teaching where from the tabs above you can see my bio, read about my ensembles and projects, see my Pedagogy page, listen to audio and view video performances from my concert event series and much more. Take a moment to read my blog, Fragile Beauty, each month which contains information on my current projects and other topics of interest.

Introducing two new projects for 2019...

1. The Seasons, a four movement work based on the series of paintings, The Four Seasons by Cy Twombly as an examination on the passage of time and the cycle of life. Composed for solo trumpet with prepared settings for improvisation on GarageBand. Each of the Seasons compositions will be released as a video at sunrise on all social media platforms on the date of the beginning of the new season, as follows:

Winter Solstice - December 21, 2018

Vernal Equinox (Spring) - March 20, 2019

Summer Solstice - June 21, 2019

Fall Equinox (Autumn) - September 23, 2019

For more information, sign up for my newsletter and you can go here to read about my inspiration concerning the Seasons project.

 

 2. The Jazz Police from Seattle, WA, under the direction of James Rasmussen performs the big band arrangements and compositions of Bill Stevens. The Jazz Police is one of the premier ensembles performing in the Pacific Northwest and has been in existence since 1987. Bill was an original member of the band from 1987 - 1990.

Each month during 2019, I will release an audio recording of the Jazz Police performing one of my big band compositions or arrangements on all social media platforms.

For more information, sign up for my newsletter and you can go here to read about my inspiration concerning the big band arrangements and compositions written for the Jazz Police Big Band.

 


 

 

*** Read the review of the Connections album by Elliott Simon in the December issue of the New York City Jazz Record at the Press Tab above. Thanks to Laurence Donohue-Greene and Andrey Henkin for their continued support of the New York City Jazz Community.

 

 

New Album Release: Connections, containing three suites of new, original compositions. The first, Music for Dance in Three Movements, features Hyuna Park on piano, Luca Rosenfeld on upright bass and on drums, Gary Fogel.

     

The second suite is based on three paintings by the Norwegian artist AK Dolven and features Jordan Young on alto sax, Harry Miller on piano & keyboards, Luca Rosenfeld on upright & electric bass and on drums, Misia Vessio.

    

The third suite is a five movement work based on poetry of the Norwegian poet, Eldrid Lunden from her 2003 book, "The Flock and the Shadow" (translation and liner notes found under the Projects tab above). With me are Jordan Young on alto sax, Sean Moran on guitar, Harry Miller on keyboards, Evan Lawrence on electric bass, Misia Vessio on drums and special guests Rosdeli Marte, voice and on the spoken word narration, Anja-Christin Nielsen.

     

The album was engineered, mixed and mastered by Peter Karl, Douglass Recording, Brooklyn, NY.

    

You can watch and listen to Bill talk about the inspiration behind the Connections album in this short video.

And...visit the Projects tab above to see a video of the Music for Dance, my gift to Laura for our 25th wedding anniversary and to read the liner notes which includes the images of the artwork by AK Dolven and a translation to the poetry of Eldrid Lunden.

     

The Connections album is currently available at iTunes & Apple Music, CD Baby, Spotify, Amazon & Bandcamp:

For Downloading & Streaming: iTunes & Apple Music, CDBaby, Spotify, Amazon & Bandcamp

For the CD: CDBaby and Bandcamp

      

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You can inquire about booking Bill Stevens Music for your special occasion, event or

club performance directly through my contact tab above.

I will contact you to discuss how we can make your event special with live music.

 

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Bill Stevens Artist, Composer, Educator

Itinerary

  • 01/06/2019
    Tomi Jazz - New York, NY
     
  • 02/03/2019
    Tomi Jazz - New York, NY
     
  • 03/03/2019
    Tomi Jazz - New York, NY
     

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