The Not Just Jazz Network praises the efforts of John D.Stephens including the musical offering of a swingin’ new track “It’s You” which is featured prominently on his newly launched website.
LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Not Just Jazz Network praises the efforts of John D.Stephens including the musical offering of a swingin’ new track “It’s You” which is featured prominently on his newly launched website.
John D.Stephens wears many hats, that is. composer, arranger, conductor, producer and performer. The legendary mastery of his wind instruments offers a wide range of musical styles to his ongoing musical offerings. Not only does he play alto, tenor, soprano, baritone, flute, clarinet, and bass clarinet saxophones, but he is fluent in final musical notation, which complements his amazing compositional and arranging abilities.
“It’s You” is a tribute to John’s close relationship with his composer Boyfriend Collette. The band has an incredible array of talented musicians who are invested in this swingin’-cookin’ piece of music,” says Jaijai Jackson of the Not Just Jazz Network.
“YEP! You better believe it, I’m excited for the single ‘It’s You’! All about us, being together and wanting to celebrate!”
Many musical genres like gospel, rhythm & blues, latin, zydeco, Texas and Mississippi delta blues, early rock & roll and western swing influenced Stephens’ art. Throughout his career he has toured with major bands such as William “Buddy” Collette, Benny CarterCount Basie, and Duke Ellington.
John is known for his upbeat and positive nature, which has earned him an extensive track record having graced stages with Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Cleo Laine, Aretha Franklin, Linda Hopkins, Maxine Weldon, Barbara Morrisonand more!
“Songs & Tunes Of My Mentors”, is a collection of my life’s projects! The songs were written by Boyfriend Collette, Gerald Wilson, Benny Carterand Teddy Edward! My “Life Project” gives me a chance to show off, thanking everyone for their generous time of sharing their love!
“It’s You” is a preview of what to expect by the end of the year from a fully produced CD titled “Songs, Tunes of My Mentors” which includes: Ron Barrows, Curt Sletten, Jeff Kay, mike nelson, Cindy Bradley, David Thomasson, Denis Kaye, The Benedicts, Chris Johnson, Yuko Mabuchi, Greg Poree, Trevor Ware, Lance Kellogg! Other styles include Jazz, Upbeat Swing, Ballad, Brazilian, Latin, and Bluzzy Big Band!
Having tapped into all musical genres as he progressed in his career, John is poised to continue lending his musical expertise to other artists looking to collaborate with a master of his craft. As doors begin to open again for musical artists since the pandemic, John makes himself available for performances that will take him through the doors of performing arts centers, high-end fundraisers, concert halls and streaming events.
John Stephens Big Band will perform at the iconic Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 8:30 PM PST. The evening is dedicated to the late saxophonist At friend Collette anniversary and will feature James Janisse and singer Lynn Keller.
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