Amy Stephens Group

Amy Stephens Group

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Amy Stephens Group performs eclectic jazz originals appealing to audiences of all ages!

Biography

Amy Stephens Group is proud to be with OA2 Records, a Seattle-based jazz label gaining international acclaim and Grammy nominations. Amy Stephens Group is now based in San Francisco.

For her third album as a leader, composer/pianist Amy Stephens takes her quartet through a set of originals inspired by recent life changes, including marriage, motherhood, and her cross-country move. With interests ranging from Brazilian and Afro-Cuban to Mainstream and European chamber jazz, Stephens performs eclectic yet seamless music that's been described as "...passionate, innovative, engaging and witty" by Indianapolis' Nuvo.

The Amy Stephens Group has performed throughout the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest and is currently building a new audience in the SF Bay Area. They have performed at many festivals including the American Pianists Association Festival, West Seattle Jazzfest, and Indianapolis International Jazzfest and have appeared in four PBS television jazz specials. Amy's compositions have been included on eight CD compilations.  The ensemble also enjoys opportunities in the area of jazz education, serving as clinicians jazz festivals and schools.

ASG has been featured on jazz radio across U.S. & internet jazz radio around the world:
WEMU-Detroit, WRTI-Philadelphia, WSKG-Ithaca, WWSP-Wisconsin, WFPW-Washington D.C., KSJS-San Jose, WIIT-Chicago, KPLU & KBCS-Seattle, WICR & WFIU-Indiana, WSHA-Raleigh, WKAR-Lansing, KSDS-San Diego, KMXT-Alaska, WHCJ-Savannah, WSUM-Mississippi, WBGU-Ohio, Radioio.com, Jazzexcursion.com, and more!

Discography

My Many Moods, 2005, OA2 Records

Gold Through Fire, 2000

Amy Stephens Group (debut CD), 1998

Compilation CD's featuring ASG songs:
• WTPI-FM Jazz Sampler CD's #4 & #5 (benefiting music education in Indianapolis public schools)
• Here for You (benefiting women's health research)
• Project Bloomington (benefiting national forest preservation)
• Seattle Jazz Vespers 2005 (benefiting jazz education scholarship fund)
• Indianapolismusic.net and City of Music Project 2001 (benefiting the arts community)
• Live from Bloomington 1999 & 2000 CD's (benefiting regional food bank)

Set List

A typical setlist features our original jazz compositions peppered with jazz standards. Set length varies from 45 min to 3 hrs depending on venue.