*** Due to the "Stay at Home" directives in New York City in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the Bill Stevens Songbook performances at Tomi Jazz for the immediate future have been cancelled. Continue to check this site concerning our itinerary moving forward through the spring and summer. Thank you. Stay well and we hope to see you again in the clubs.
Welcome to my website, Bill Stevens Music. From the menu tab above you can find information about my music and the groups I perform with including my itinerary, as well as checking out my current and past projects. You can read my blog, Fragile Beauty or check out my pedagogy page and much more. At the bottom of this page you can sign up to receive my newsletter and a button to follow me on Spotify. If you might be interested in more information including the booking of one of my groups you can reach out to me through my contacts page. Thanks for visiting and I hope to hear from you.
In 2020 I will be presenting two new electro/ambient projects for solo trumpet that are quite personal to me. The first is a five movement suite called Fragile Beauty based on the comprehensive aesthetic system of Wabi Sabi. It is about accepting your own faults and realizing that it is OK. For a deeper understanding of this project, you can follow this link: Fragile Beauty
Fragile Beauty Video - released February 11, 2020
The second project I will be presenting in 2020 speaks to my life long journey in my search for Spirituality and Faith. I used the central themes as presented by the 2017 White Light Festival for each composition as follows (movement titles are mine and not those of the White Light Festival):
Faith - state of being grasped by an ultimate concern. Drifting to (a)void - video released March 10, 2020
Faith through - a variety of beliefs moving toward sophistication. The Already and the Not Yet - video released May 12, 2020
Faith - Coexistence of sameness and other. Recognizing and accepting the other. Other is self. Other and self are identical. Instead of Eloquent Words
State of Faith is inherently uncomfortable. Far Away is Close at Hand in Images of Elsewhere
To learn more concerning this project, follow this link: Spirituality and Faith