Multi-talented contemporary jazz, neo~fusion, R&B, nu~soul guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and recording studio engineer David P. Stevens invites you to take a musical journey with him through the "The DPS Experience".
"The DPS Experience" deftly incorporates elements of the modern jazz, R&B, soul, dance, hip-hop, rock, blues, and pop, resulting in a signature sound that embodies the legacy of The Sounds of Philadelphia's own Gamble & Huff, Thom Bell, MFSB, Dexter Wansel, Grover Washington Jr., Roy Ayers, Baker-Harris-Baker productions, vocal elements of The Jones Girls, touches of Salsoul Orchestra, the creamy retro~soul of Norman Connors, the expansiveness of Ronnie & Herbert Laws, vibes of Roy Ayers, and the eclectic nuances of Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Chuck Loeb, Larry Carlton, Paul Jackson Jr., Norman Brown, the gospel riches of Dottie Rambo, the rock edges of Slash, and the musical production & coordination chops inspired from the school of The Q: Mr. Quincy Jones & super producer George Duke.
Raised in the City of Brotherly Love when Philadelphia International Records dominated the pop and R&B charts, David got his start playing music as an adolescent. Within a few years, with help from his musical mentors Darryl Johnson & Fred Cooper, David would begin playing piano and guitar, writing, recording and playing music professionally. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts, David moved to Nashville, where he produced songs for many artists regularly performing in some of the city's more notable venues; ultimately becoming the lead guitarist in the house band for the Trinity Broadcasting Network. David, on his quest to refine his skills revisited Philly once more, and Detroit - The Motor City, before ultimately declaring his home-base in Philadelphia.
In 2005, he released his debut studio album, entitled Timeless. The buzz generated from that project demanded David record his 2008 sophomore album, entitled The Shedd, which garnered the interest of 111 East Jazz Records. The label felt so strongly about the diamond in the rough project overlooked by the larger market that in 2011 David recorded additional songs, and 111 East Jazz Records repacked the CD as Uptown which was released to global indie acclaim, and admirable bulleted positions across various music charts globally.
- As a headliner & guest performer, David has graced countless stages from large jazz festivals, massive amphitheaters, small jazz clubs, and churches.
- As a producer and songwriter, David has collaborated and jammed with numerous independent & major artists from Gerald Albright, Gerald Veasley, Elan Trotman, Nick Colionne, Scott Ambush, Alvin Slaughter, Nick Coilonne, Bennie Syms & Curt Harmon (Pieces of a Dream), Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans, Jr., Antonio Neal, Frank McComb, Carol Riddick, Gail Jhonson, Steve Cole, Shamika Phoenix, Tamika Patton, Nneka Best, Cicely Floyd, Lisa McClendon, and many more.
So, sit back and enjoy the forthcoming sensations of Mr. David P. Stevens walking you through "The DPS Experience" ~ bridging the gap between yesterday & today.
New Single Releases: November 16, 2012
The first release will be dual~singles from "Epiphany", the soon to be classic "Just Like That" feat. Gerald Albright & the jazzy 2-step/club-ready "Play It For Me" feat. Tesa Williams will be available at radio, internet, and retail outlets 11/16/2012.
"Epiphany" Album Release Date: Spring 2013
David is currently in the studio working on his 4th independent studio CD entitled "Epiphany" scheduled for release globally in the Spring of 2013.
For interviews, bookings, and festivals contact David P. Stevens c/o Baron Harris & Chaz Cosby of Sanctifly Music Group at email: email@example.com