One of Kansas City's hardest working
musicians, Dave Stephens was nominated for "Musician of the Year" and
"Jazz Artist of the Year" in 1998 at the Kansas City/Lawrence area
music awards show. Dave Stephen's band is comprised of some
of the area's most talented jazz musicians. The band's vast
musical repertoire is primarily composed of their unique
interpretations of the American Standards, although Dave Stephen's
original music has been compared by the media to the likes of Cole
Porter and the Gershwins. Swing dancing for everyone!
THE DAVE STEPHENS SWING ORCHESTRA has opened
for such bands as the Count Basie Orchestra, Christian McBride, and
Royal Crown Review.
In addition to his busy playing schedule,
STEPHENS has spent the last five years hosting a weekly radio
program in Kansas City featuring the same Big Band Swing Sound that
can be heard live at his performances. Aside from their undeniable
popularity in their hometown, THE DAVE STEPHENS SWING ORCHESTRA has
attracted rave reviews from such international celebrities as
Marilyn Maye, Oleta Adams, Dave Matthews, and Katherine Whalen of
the Squirrel Nut Zippers.