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David P Stevens – Evolution

EvolutionGuitarist David P Stevens has released his sixth album Evolution in 2021 on the label Sanctifly Music Group. A fitting title that clarifies the claim and performance requirement David places on himself.

For those who would like to complete their collection of his works, these are his albums: Timeless (2005), The Shedd (2008), Uptown (2011), Epiphany (2013), Love City (2016), and Rogue (2018). To clarify the total number: 111 East Jazz Records repacked the CD The Shedd as Uptown which was released to global indie acclaim.

David also follows the commendable habit of inviting friends to his recordings. In detail they are Phil Denny (sax), Jethaniel Nixon (bass), Juan Sessoms (drums), Tony Exum Jr. (sax), Myles Collier (bass), Donnell Spencer Jr. (drums), Jackiem Joyner (sax), Elan Trotman (sax), Lin Rountree (trumpet), Ugo Mano (vocals), Will Donato (sax), Benjamin Bullock (keys, programming), Zach Sanders (sax), and Althea Rene (flute).

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David P. Stevens – Evolution

EvolutionQuickly becoming a recognized name in songwriting, production and performance, is LA based, multi-talented, David P. Stevens. Reminiscent of one of his biggest influences Babyface, David shows us the full range of his musical prowess and passion in more ways than one. Equipped with the precision and the skills needed to stand out from the crowd, Stevens has shared the stage and studio with prominent artists, such as: Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Najee, Jaguar Wright, Frank McComb, LaToya London, Lisa McClendon, and many more. As a top-notch performer, Stevens has graced the stage during a variety of popular music festivals, such as: Berks Jazz Fest, Rehoboth Jazz Fest, Queen City Summer Fest, Capital Jazz Cruise, Lake Arbor Jazz Fest and more. David is confidently solidifying his place as a funky, dynamic and exceptionally creative artist with a unique sound of his own. He continues to garner the positive attention of music aficionados from all over the world!

Known for his electrifying, high-energy performances, we now find David P. Stevens touring the world and captivating crowds, as he showcases original songs from his 7 explosive albums. Each album features a set of top musicians and artists in the genre. As a result of these efforts, Stevens has propelled himself further with every spin. David’s previous offering, “Love City” was released on July 9th, 2016, and was hailed by many as one of David’s best works. This album featured Najee, Lin Rountree, Pamela Williams, Jackiem Joyner, Frank McComb, Selina Albright, Vandell Andrew and more! Rogue, his 6th release, followed the same dynamic genre-bending style that Stevens has become known for, but also showcased a new, polished and focused direction. This album featured Mark Kibble of Take 6, Marcus Anderson and more! There is a seasoned sophistication David brings to each of his projects, and Rogue is no exception.

His newest project is entitled Evolution, scheduled for release April 30, 2021. Get your album here.

David P. Stevens – Rogue

David P. Stevens has released his 6th studio album, Rogue! Why Rogue? In every artist’s career, they must ignore what is expected of them from others, ignore the chatter and the direction others believe they should go in, lock themselves in the studio, and let their hearts and inner musicality lead them. David has done just this! Though known for his exciting, genre bending smooth jazz, we now find David branching out into many contemporary jazz directions, and done so, seamlessly. Journey with David as he goes Rogue!

David P. Stevens releases an artist masterpiece! A new must listen album, from beginning to end! Now get your personal impression on CDBaby.

David P. Stevens – Love City

Philadelphia based guitarist, producer and songwriter David P. Stevens returns with his 5th full album Love City featuring the stellar lineup Najee, Pamela Williams, Jackiem Joyner, Frank McComb, Selina Albright, Chelsey Green, Dezzy, Isaac Byrd, Vandell Andrew, Lin Rountree and Tracey Preston.

On the starting tune Night Life David teams up with saxophonist Jackiem Joyner melting the fluidity of his electric guitar with Jackiem’s unruly directness to a concentrated energy pack. Jazz Party features the young lion Vandell Andrew, who gives his sax a deep roar.

Two Occasions was released on The Deele’s third studio album Eyes of a Stranger (1987). David covers the original in familiar sovereignty offering a remarkable vocal duet with Michelle Ayers. Grateful presents singer Selina Albright in a significantly R&B-influenced song.

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David P Stevens – Love City

Love CityPhiladelphia based guitarist, producer and songwriter David P. Stevens has definitely established himself in the smooth jazz scene. This is not difficult to prove with the cast list of his fourth album Epiphany. After Timeless (2005), The Shedd (2008), later repacked as Uptown (2011) this album is the fourth smooth jazz CD in row. It is distributed by Steven’s own label Sanctifly Music Group, on which David already released his first Gospel album From Thoughts to Actions.

Love City, is the 5th full album release for David P Stevens! Check out this powerful lineup! Najee, Pamela Williams, Jackiem Joyner, Frank McComb, Selina Albright, Chelsey Green, Dezzy, Isaac Byrd, Vandell Andrew, Lin Rountree and Tracey Preston! Fans of David’s work, will not be disappointed by his evolution as an artist, writer and producer! Get ready to LOVE now at CDBaby!

David P. Stevens – Epiphany

Philadelphia based guitarist, producer and songwriter David P. Stevens has definitely established himself in the smooth jazz scene. This is not difficult to prove with the cast list of his latest album Epiphany. You can read the listing of engaged artists in the additional information.

After Timeless (2005), The Shedd (2008), later repacked as Uptown (2011) his new album is the fourth smooth jazz CD in row. It is distributed by Steven’s own label Sanctifly Music Group, on which David already released his first Gospel album From Thoughts to Actions.

I was formerly the optimistic view, good music sells itself without promotion. We all now know the bitter truth that only with great effort smooth jazz finds its way to the buyer. So let’s talk about this album.

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David P. Stevens – The DPS Experience

dpsMulti-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.

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 a artists from Gerald Albright, Gerald Veasley, Elan Trotman, 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.

David P. Stevens – The Shedd

Currently, David P. Stevens co-writes, produces, and engineers at Morning Star Studios and has garnered endorsements from ESP and Fred Rock Guitars.

The CEO of Sanctifly Music Group’s musicianship began recording at age 14 with Divine Praise. He played at the National Inspirational Youth Convention with Marvin Sapp and Ben Tankard, and also recorded with Kim Sledge. As a member of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) band, Stevens ministered music with Alvin Slaughter, Dottie Rambo, Gary Oliver and Clifton Davis, among many others.

His album The Shedd, released in 2008, is now available at CDBaby.

David P. Stevens – Uptown

Currently, David P. Stevens co-writes, produces, and engineers at Morning Star Studios and has garnered endorsements from ESP and Fred Rock Guitars.

The CEO of Sanctifly Music Group’s musicianship began recording at age 14 with Divine Praise. He played at the National Inspirational Youth Convention with Marvin Sapp and Ben Tankard, and also recorded with Kim Sledge. As a member of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) band, Stevens ministered music with Alvin Slaughter, Dottie Rambo, Gary Oliver and Clifton Davis, among many others.

On his new album Uptown (2011) he features artists like Shamika Phoenix, Steve Cole, Gerald Veasley, Carol Riddick and Dionne.  This perfect mix of smooth jazz and R&B is available at CDBaby.