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Stephen Page is a great accompanist aside from being an all around fantastic musician. Great attitude and great playing and it’s always a joy to work with him.
— Sheila Jordan

In my opinion, Stephen Page is a talent deserving of wider recognition!
— Steve Kuhn

Apart from a brilliant talent, Stephen Page possesses two qualities essential to a performing artist: patience and originality.
— Archie Shepp

Stephen Page is in a class by himself, his piano playing is sensitive and extraordinary. Whether playing solo, with a singer, or an ensemble, his touch and listening abilities are fantastic. He interprets jazz standards in a new and meaningful way and does an impeccable interpretation on originals. When he has worked with me, it has been a pleasure.
— Avery Sharpe

Stephen Page’s music is a wonderful reflection of his humility, humanity, harmonic sophistication, and melodic creativity. It’s a musical feast of delightful surprises.
— Andy LaVerne

Stephen Page is a very creative and inspirational pianist who I have had the pleasure to play music with!
— Greg Abate

Stephen’s musical journey started with drums and trumpet before dedicating himself to the piano at age seventeen. After completing his jazz studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he continued his quest by studying with jazz luminaries Billy Taylor, Yusef Lateef, and Kenny Werner. Most notably, Stephen had the opportunity to study with renowned music educator Charlie Banacos, until his passing in 2009. Privately, Stephen cultivated his sound by dissecting and analyzing the greats who influenced him – Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Bud Powell, and Oscar Peterson among others- deconstructing and assimilating to create his own dynamic sound. The great vocalist Sheila Jordan who Stephen has accompanied for several years has this to say about him- “Stephen Page is a great accompanist aside from being an all-around fantastic musician. Wonderful attitude and great playing and it’s always a joy to work with him.” Although he creates innovative improvisations, the melodic core of the song still resonates with the listener. The great saxophonist Archie Shepp who Stephen has jammed with on many occasions has this to say- “Apart from a brilliant talent, Stephen Page possesses two qualities essential to a performing artist: patience and originality.” Bassist Avery Sharpe has this to say- “Stephen Page is in a class by himself, his piano playing is sensitive and extraordinary. Whether playing solo, with a singer, or an ensemble, his touch and listening abilities are fantastic. He interprets jazz standards in a new and meaningful way and does an impeccable interpretation on originals. When he has worked with me, it has been a pleasure.” Stephen has worked throughout the eastern seaboard with a variety of musical combinations from solo work to big bands. He is currently working on an album of original music. This is his second work to date.


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Venues of Note

Acton Jazz Cafe, Acton, MA
Art Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA
Hartford Jazz Society, CT
Hotel Northampton, Northampton, MA
Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
The Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA
The Loft, Northampton, MA
Majestic Theatre, West Springfield, MA
Metropolis, Brattleboro, VT
The Plaza, NYC
Plymouth Library, Plymouth, MA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
The Press Room, Portsmouth, NH
Private Parties, St. Augustine FL
Private Parties, Kennebunkport, ME
Spoleto, East Longmeadow, MA
Wally’s, Cambridge, MA
Wentworth By The Sea, New Castle, NH
Private Event, Richmond, VA

Special Projects

Stephen Page Trio
Northampton Jazz Festival, MA
Amherst Jazz Orchestra
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Chapel Jazz Ensemble
Chamber Ensembles, University of MA
Chamber Ensembles, University of ME
Jazz In July, UMass Amherst

TV Appearances

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WGBY Springfield, MA “Together in Song”

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QATV Quincy, MA  “All Friends Cabaret”

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WWLP 22 Chicopee, MA “Mass Appeal”

Performed with (partial list)

Greg Abate • Karrin Allyson • Claire Arenius • Horace Boyer • Howard Britz • Freddie Bryant • Ted Casher * Mitch Chakour • Chris Cheek • Carl Clements • James Cammack • Marion Cowings • Steve Davis • David Goodrich • Wayne Escoffery • Andy Jaffe • Sheila Jordan • George Kaye • Grace Kelly • Steve Kuhn • Christian McBride • Charles Neville • Luis Perdomo • Barry Ries • Jason Robinson • Felipe Salles • Avery Sharpe • Archie Shepp • Gary Smulyan • Bob Weiner • Rodney Whittaker


Downloads

Click here to download Stephen’s One-Page Flyer

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Click here to download Stephen’s Poster (8.5 x 11)

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