WHO IS MR. GUITAR?
Musician. Guitarist. Composer
"Guitarist David P. Stevens has been on the scene long enough to know how to concoct a great R&B/jazz/world formula to his specifications."
Ronald Jackson, The Smooth Jazz Ride
Quickly becoming a recognized name in contemporary jazz, multi-talented guitarist, writer, producer and performer, David P. Stevens, 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 with prominent musicians, such as: Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Najee, Alex Bugnon, Frank McComb, Jeff Kashiwa, Gerald Veasley, Brian Simpson, James Lloyd, 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, Capitol Jazz Cruise, Lake Arbor Jazz Fest and more. David is confidently solidifying his place as a funky, dynamic and exceptionally creative guitarist. With a unique sound of his own, he continues to garner the positive attention of music aficionados from all over the world!
At the age of 12, David became enamored with the guitar after watching one of his heroes play the instrument. David quickly began playing in church, eventually picking up several other instruments, including bass, drums, keys and vocals. At 14, David began playing professionally for local bands, choirs and artists all over Philadelphia. Influenced by George Duke, George Benson, Norman Brown and Paul Jackson Jr., David began writing, recording and producing—spending every dime saved, to bring artists into the studio to record. Fresh Tracks Studios, in Philadelphia PA, would be the birthplace of David’s genre-bending, eclectic blend of contemporary jazz music.
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 6 explosive jazz 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 is being 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! You can expect the same dynamic genre-bending style that Stevens has become known for, but you can also expect a new, polished and focused direction that comes with the seasoned sophistication he brings to each of his projects. The song, “Night Life” from the album, which features Jackiem Joyner, is currently on the radio and climbing the charts weekly. The world is beginning to take a longer look at the hard work and steady building Stevens has been doing over time.
David's most recent album is entitled Rogue. This masterpiece is the product of David's amazing influences and evolution as an artist, producer and musician. Already garnering high acclaim from fans and industry people alike, this album will set your ears on fire! Rogue features Mark Kibble of Take 6, Marcus Anderson, Deveron Patterson, Tamika Patton and many more. It also features David's two hit songs of 2018 and-19, For The Win and Move With You!
In addition to writing, producing and performing, David recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, receiving a Master's degree in Business, with a music focus. David is also writing and producing music for TV, film and commercials.
Exciting, innovative, energetic, memorable, and downright funky, are the qualities which prompt fans to fill clubs, and attend shows where David P. Stevens is performing. David says: “I know the feeling of playing hard for an empty room, so I appreciate each and every fan and friend who come out to my shows, take pictures with me, sometimes go to dinner with me, and who continue to push me and my music across social media! It’s because of you, that my career has grown, and I don’t take that for granted!” Book David today!