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 Page’s musical journey started with drums and trumpet before he dedicated himself to the piano at age seventeen. It was then that he began the quest that would define his life: a search for the totality that is jazz—a balance of musical discipline, self-discovery, the intensity and risk of improvised creation in the moment, and the innovative genius of the legendary artists who defined the genre.
After completing his jazz studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Page continued studying with jazz luminaries Billy Taylor, Yusef Lateef, and Kenny Werner. In 1999 Page found his oracle, the renowned music educator Charlie Banacos, and for ten years was blessed to receive teachings that Banacos had designed uniquely for him. Privately, Page 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 voice.
The legendary vocalist Sheila Jordan, whom Page has accompanied for over a decade, has this to say about him: “Stephen Page is a great accompanist aside from being an all-around fantastic musician.” Although Page creates innovative improvisations, the melodic core of the song still resonates with the listener. The great saxophonist Archie Shepp, with whom Page has jammed on many occasions, has said, “Apart from a brilliant talent, Stephen Page possesses two qualities essential to a performing artist: patience and originality.” Long-time McCoy Tyner bassist Avery Sharpe notes “Stephen Page is in a class by himself, his piano playing is sensitive and extraordinary. Whether playing solo, with a singer, or with 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.”
Page has played throughout the eastern seaboard with a variety of musical combinations from solo work to big bands. He teaches at Amherst College, Deerfield Academy and The Williston Northampton School, as well as in his private studio. Page continues to distill his life’s work into original compositions.
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
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
WGBY Springfield, MA “Together in Song”
QATV Quincy, MA “All Friends Cabaret”
WWLP 22 Chicopee, MA “Mass Appeal”
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
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