Born: March 29, 1956 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Bill Stevens - Performer, Composer, Arranger, Educator
September 1992 to May 1994
Master of Arts - Education Administration New York University, New York City School Administration and Supervision School District Administration
August 1979 to December 1980
Master of Music - Jazz Pedagogy University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
August 1974 to May 1978
Bachelor of Music - Music Education State University of New York at Fredonia, N.Y.
July 2005 to Present Assistant Principal Administration/Organization Supervisor of Performing Arts Studios Director of Jazz Studies Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, New York City
November 2000 to June 2005 Assistant Principal Administration/Organization F. H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, New York City
1973 to Present Private Instructor Trumpet - all levels Jazz Improvisation - all instruments Composition and Modern Arranging Techniques
2009 Jazz Education Network 2007 Jazz Improv Magazine Convention, Performer, New York City 2006 International Association of Jazz Educators 1990 National Endowment for the Humanities Commisioned the composition, “Flip of the Coin” 1987 “New Jazz, New City”, Performer, Seattle, WA. 1986 to 1987 Seattle Arts Commission Grant Commissioned the “Suite for Jazz Quintet”
1972 - 1974 Elliot Topalian, Syracuse, N.Y. 1974 - 1976 Herbert Winters Harp, Fredonia, N.Y. 1979 - 1980 Gilbert Johnson, Miami, FL. 1987 - 1988 Randy Brecker, New York City 1988 Jack Walrath, New York City 1999 - 2009 Joe Solomon, New York City 2005 - Present Laurie Frink, New York City
Musician, Composer and Arranger Have performed in concert and in recording sessions in several United States cities including Miami, San Francisco, Seattle and New York with local and internationally known artists including: Billy Eckstein and Earl “fatha” Hines, Spyro Gyra, Ira Sullivan, Dee Daniels and Julian Priester. Currently performing in New York City with the Bill Stevens Quintet and the Bill Stevens, Rich Russo, Gary Fogel Trio.
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New York, NY
Private lessons are available on trumpet, Jazz improvisation and composition/arranging. Credentials: August 1974 to May 1978 Bachelor of Music - Music Education State University of New York at Fredonia, N.Y. August 1979 to December 1980 Master of Music - Jazz Pedagogy University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida July 2005 to Present Assistant Principal Administration/Organization Supervisor of Performing Arts Studios Director of Jazz Studies Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, New York City
The Bill Stevens Quintet is available for clinics on the following: * Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques * Brass, Woodwinds, Keyboards, Bass and Drums * The Rhythm Section * Jazz Improvisation