| Michael Stephans|
Jazz, avant-garde jazz
| June 9, 1945 (age 70)
Miami, Florida, United States (1945-06-09) |
Musician, author, poet, university professor
Drums, percussion, cornet
Bennie Maupin, Dave Liebman, Bob Brookmeyer
Michael Stephans Wikipedia
Michael Stephans (born June 9, 1945) is a jazz drummer, writer, poet and college professor.
As a jazz drummer, Stephans has performed and recorded with artists including Dave Liebman, Bennie Maupin, Joe Lovano, Bob Brookmeyer, Don Menza, and Alan Broadbent.
Stephans' first solo recording, Om ShalOM, was critically lauded in 2007 by UK critic Tom Barlow as an album of the year in the December 2007 – January 2008 issue of Jazzwise.
Stephans has received multiple composition grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1974, this association afforded him the opportunity to write the large ensemble composition "Shapes and Visions" for vibraphonist Karl Berger, which was performed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
His poetry has been published in The Note, and Inscape. In 2000, he was given the Rachael Sherwood Poetry Prize by the department of English at Cal State Northridge. He is the author of Experiencing Jazz: A Listener's Companion, published in 2013 by Scarecrow Press.
He has taught at Pasadena City College, University of Miami, and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
With Bob BrookmeyerOslo (Concord Jazz, 1987)
With Bob DoroughP Is for the People (DeesBees, 2012)
With Bennie MaupinPenumbra (Cryptogramophone, 2006)
With Frank Strazzeri Trio & QuartetFrank's Blues (Night Life, 1992)
With Julie AndrewsLove, Julie (USA Music Group, 1987)
With Jack JonesI Am a Singer (USA Music Group, 1987)
With Bo LozoffEyes So Soft (Rockin' Monkey, 2006)