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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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Primary Instrument

Drums

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Ph.D., M.A., M.Ed., B.A. Lessons by audition Rates negotiable

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Discography

Open Spaces

Open Spaces

Lunazure Records
2012

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OM/ShalOM

OM/ShalOM

ENDemik Records
2007

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Nigun #5

Nigun #5

Michael Stephans
OM/ShalOM

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