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Michael Stephans

Born: June 9, 1945    Primary Instrument: Drums

Michael Stephans

Michael has performed and recorded with a wide array of jazz artists, including Bob Brookmeyer, Bennie Maupin, Dave Liebman, Pharoah Sanders, the late Charlie Byrd, Francois Moutin, Vic Juris, Clay Jenkins, Don Menza, Bobby Bradford, Phil Ranelin, Buddy Colette, Alan Broadbent, Bob Florence, Mike Melvoin, Lynn Arriale, Bud Shank, John Patitucci, Karl Berger, Vinne Golia, and many others. He has also played with personalities as wildly diverse as The Rolling Stones, Cher, David Bowie, Shirley MacLaine, and Natalie Cole, to name a few.

Michael leads three distinct but interrelated lives. As a college professor, he holds a Ph.D. in education, and two Master's degrees, in English and education respectively. He has taught at three prominent universities and is currently in residence at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches writing....
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SEVENTH HEAVEN
(Rhombus,2011}
Personnel:Michael Stephans:drums;Tom Garvin:piano;John Patitucci:bass;Bob Sheppard:saxophones;Bob Ojeda:trumpet


NOMADS
MICHAEL STEPHANS - DAVID LIEBMAN (ITM, 2009)
Personnel:Michael Stephans: Drums, Pocket Cornet, Alto Valve-Trombone, Piano, Percussion, Voice, Tibetan Singing Bowls;Dave Liebman: Tenor, Soprano Saxophones, C-Flute, Wood Flute, Piano, Voice, Drums


NO SUCH THING: MATT VASHLISHAN(Origin Records,2009)
Personnel:Matt Vashlishan: alto, soprano, saxes, flute;Dave Liebman: soprano, tenor saxes, producer;Vic Juris: guitar;Tony Marino bass;Michael Stephans: drums


OM/ShalOM: MICHAEL STEPHANS(EnDemik,2007)
Personnel:Michael Stephans:drums, percussion. piano, spoken word;Dave Liebman:soprano, tenor saxophones, wooden flute, piano;Bennie Maupin: bass clarinet, tenor,soprano saxophones,alto flute; Scott Colley: bass;Munyungo Jackson:percussion, voice

PENUMBRA
The Bennie Maupin Ensemble
Cryptogramophone Records
(2006) Bennie Maupin - woodwinds, piano
Darek Oles - bass
Michael Stephans - drums, percussion
Munyungo Jackson - percussion, voice

MENZA LINES
The Don Menza Big Band
Jazzed Media Records
(2005)

STAY OUT OF THE SUN
Bob Brookmeyer - Michael Stephans
Challenge Records
(2001)

Bob Brookmeyer - valve trombone, piano
Michael Stephans - drums
Larry Koonse - guitars
Tom Warrington - bass

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Primary Instrument:
Drums

Location:
East Stroudsburg, PA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Ph.D., M.A., M.Ed., B.A. Lessons by audition Rates negotiable

gretsch, gms drum sets; toca timbalito;tama piccolo snare drum; zildjian, sabian, paiste, wuhan cymbals; vic firth, zildjian sticks

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