Quickly becoming a recognized name in contemporary jazz, is multi-talented guitarist, writer, producer, performer, David P Stevens. Having shared the stage with the likes of Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Najee, Alex Bugnon, Frank McComb, Jeff Kashiwa, Gerald Veasley, Brian Simpson, James Lloyd, and several more, at festivals such as Berks Jazz fest, Rehoboth Jazz fest, Queen City Summer fest, Capitol Jazz Cruise, Lake Arbor Jazz festival and more, David is solidifying his place as that funky dynamic guitarist, with a sound of his own, at the top of the game!
At the age of 12, David became enamored with the guitar after watching one of his heroes play the instrument. David quickly began playing in church, eventually picking up several other instruments, including bass, drums, keys and vocals. At 14, David began playing professionally for local bands, choirs and artists all over Philadelphia. Influenced by George Duke, George Benson, Norman Brown and Paul Jackson Jr., David began writing, recording and producing as well, spending every dime saved, to bring artists into the studio to record. Fresh Tracks studios, in Philadelphia PA, would be the birthplace of David’s genre bending, eclectic blend of contemporary jazz music.
Known for his electrifying, high-energy performances, we now find David P Stevens touring the world, showcasing original songs from his 5 explosive jazz albums. Each album features a set of top musicians and artists in the genre, and have each catapulted David further with every spin. David’s newest offering, “Love City” was released July 9th, 2016, and is being hailed by many as David’s best work to date. This album features Najee, Lin Rountree, Pamela Williams, Jackiem Joyner, Frank McComb, Selina Albright, Vandell Andrew and more! You can expect the same dynamic genre bending that David has become infamous for, but also a new, polished and focused direction that comes with season and maturity. The song “Night Life” from the album, which features Jackiem Joyner, is currently on radio and climbing the charts weekly. The world is beginning to take note of the hard work and steady building David has been doing over time.
Exciting, innovating, energetic, thoughtful, and downright funky, are the qualities which prompt fans to fill clubs, and attend shows where David P Stevens is performing. David says: “I know the feeling of playing hard for an empty room, so I appreciate each and every fan and friend who come out to my shows, take pictures with me, sometimes go to dinner with me, and who continue to push me and my music across social media! It’s because of you, that my career has grown, and I don’t take that for granted!” Book David today!
NOTABLE LIVE PERFORMANCES
Capital Jazz Cruise – Cruise, (Featured Artist)
The Iridium – New York, New York (Featured by Alex Bugnon)
European Tour – Germany, Austria, Switzerland (Headliner)
Blues Alley – Washington, DC (Headliner)
Bethesda Blues and Jazz – Silver Springs, MD (Headliner)
Yoshi’s, Oakland CA (Featured Artist)
Berks Jazz festival, Reading PA, (1 Headliner)
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival (1 Headliner)
Lake Arbor Jazz Festival, MD (1 Headliner)
Queen City Summer Festival (1 Headliner)
Spaghettini’s, Seal Beach CA, (Featured artist)