Dave Stephens

British Guitarist & Music Producer, From Devon, England.

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With well over 300 compositions to his name, Dave started playing guitar in his early teens and graduated from playing pop/rock to jazz/rock, from there to bebop and beyond, receiving critical acclaim from top American jazz producer Michael Cuscuna. Dave recorded various self released albums over the years and was heard voicing his opinions on jazz magazine radio shows during the 1980’s and 90’s. He also performed on the accompanying CD to Adrian Ashton’s ‘The Bass Handbook’ (Backbeat Books).

Dave’s own influences and favourite musicians include the likes of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Al Di Meola, Joe Zawinul (and Weather Report), Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery, Paco De Lucia, Django Reinhardt, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles...just to mention a few! He is also influenced, and loves music from around the world, in particular Brazilian, Cuban, Tango, Mediterranean and European music.

Having released many recordings during the last ten years, (including being included on a compilation album by the world renown Putumayo record label – “Latin Christmas”) Dave continues to record and produce new material. In 2013 he recorded a single with pianist Colin Mitchell, “Lights Are Low”.

"Whenever I play Dave's music on Best Smooth Jazz (radio & TV show), the response from listeners is amazing, his recordings are super, and when I've experienced his ‘live’ shows, he holds his audience with smiling faces all around." - Rod Lucas | Host, London's Best Smooth Jazz (bestsmoothjazz.com)

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