TEDxNASA - Michael Jefry Stevens and Dave Ballou - 11/20/09





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Michael Jefry Stevens & Dave Ballou - Space to Create Improvisational Jazz

For over 35 years, Michael Jefry Stevens has been associated with some of the most important figures in modern jazz. Frank Rubolino of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, Stevens is a sensitive pianist who ekes out droplets of sparkling gems or volumes of rushing waves having a lyrical foundation and a complex consistency. Since 1993, the Fonda/Stevens Group has repeatedly toured Europe and is a premier working modern jazz group on the international scene.

Improviser, composer, soloist, teacher, Dave Ballou is assistant professor of music at Towson University and coordinator of the jazz/commercial music division. His repertoire is extensive Bachs Brandenburg Concerto #2 with the Bella Musica Orchestra of NY, Larry Austins Improvisations with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Gunther Schullers Journey into Jazz with the Spokane Symphony and Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


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