Our Sunday Singers series continues with a performance by Michael Stephenson.
Doors at 5:00pm. Music begins at 7:00pm. Event ends at 10:00pm.
No cover charge. Reserve a table.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michael Stephenson is an up and coming saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and supremely soulful vocalist from Philadelphia, currently based in New York City. He began playing saxophone at the age of ten. At fifteen, he became a member of the historic Clef Club Of Philadelphia. Given the opportunity to play not just with other dedicated musicians his age but also with some of the most prolific players on Philadelphia's music scene, Michael learned through the Clef Club to express himself through jazz music. His years in the Club gained him notoriety, and he was soon picked to join long-standing veteran ensembles like the Millennium Big Band; young and talented bands like the Claffy-Howell Band; and he even formed his own ensemble, the Michael Stephenson Quartet.
In 2010, Michael was accepted to the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan. There, he studied with award-winning professional musicians such as Jaleel Shaw, Jane Ira Bloom, Adam Holzman, and Marcus Strickland. While in New York, Michael was selected by the C.O.L. Jazz Band to perform and compete in the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival two years in a row. His band took 2nd and then 1st place in the open small-group division.