David P. Stevens (Smooth Jazz, Funk, Soul)
When: Sat, Dec 09
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, $15
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
“Virtuosic guitar player that cannot be stopped …” Mindener Tageblatt (newspaper)
“Exciting arrangements, virtuosic solos and full of energy … ” Generalanzeiger Bonn (newspaper)
“Working with David was great fun, he was very well received among our team and audience …” ZDF-Morning-TV-show
“He blew us away …”Jazzclub Minden
Quickly becoming a recognized name in contemporary jazz, is multi-talented guitarist, writer, producer, performer, David P Stevens. Having shared the stage with the likes of Gerald Albright, Nick Colionne, Najee, Alex Bugnon, Frank McComb, Jeff Kashiwa, Gerald Veasley, Brian Simpson, James Lloyd, and several more, at festivals such as Berks Jazz fest, Rehoboth Jazz fest, Queen City Summer fest, Capitol Jazz Cruise, Lake Arbor Jazz festival and more, David is solidifying his place as that funky dynamic guitarist, with a sound of his own, at the top of the game!
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 as well, 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, showcasing original songs from his 5 explosive jazz albums. Each album features a set of top musicians and artists in the genre, and have each catapulted David further with every spin. David’s newest offering, “Love City” was released July 9th, 2016, and is being hailed by many as David’s best work to date. This album features Najee, Lin Rountree, Pamela Williams, Jackiem Joyner, Frank McComb, Selina Albright, Vandell Andrew and more! You can expect the same dynamic genre bending that David has become infamous for, but also a new, polished and focused direction that comes with season and maturity. The song “Night Life” from the album, which features Jackiem Joyner, is currently on radio and climbing the charts weekly. The world is beginning to take note of the hard work and steady building David has been doing over time.
Exciting, innovating, energetic, thoughtful, 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!
“Although David P. Stevens is quickly emerging as one of contemporary urban jazz’s top independent artists, he’s still in the place where a single album can make him or break him – which makes his triumphant, freewheeling Mr. Guitar such a deep rooted, stylistically diverse pleasure. Most artists on the cusp of bigger fame and more prestigious bookings would play it safe, stick to a single flow or pocket and pick a mix of their best songs with only radio programmers in mind. He gives us a lot of that, especially with the powerful “One For Grover” (featuring his equally talented Philly bro Andrew Neu). But beyond the radio friendly material, he’s not afraid to tell us a real story (what other smooth jazz artist is that conceptual?), taking us on a journey with unexpected destinations like South Africa and a club playing jazz/rock dance fusion. From Grover and MJ to Benson, we see Stevens’ influences clearly and we see where he’s taking them. Ultra-creative, super thoughtful, forward thinking artists like Stevens show that there is indeed still a lot of excitement in the genre – as long as we have cool adventurers like him to help us look for and discover it!” – Jonathan Widran
Beyú Caffé is an all ages venue.
- Seating is on a priority basis, with patrons who have purchased tickets in advance being given preference. Walk in patrons will be seated as soon as possible; we will make every effort to accommodate requests, however specific tables are not guaranteed.
- Seating for the first show begins one hour before the first set. Seating for the second show begins 15 minutes before the second set.
- We can hold reserved tables for up to 15 minutes after the reservation time. After 15 minutes, we will have to release the reserved table, unless we are notified by phone that you want to change your reservation time.
- Please be aware that parties of more than 9 will be subject to a party minimum of $25 per person for jazz events. This amount will be in addition to, rather than including, the ticket price for the evening, and all applicable taxes and gratuity.
- Tickets are sold online, over the phone (919) 683-1058 or in person at the café.
- ALL SALES ARE FINAL & NON REFUNDABLE, unless the venue cancels the performance due to natural disaster or other unforeseeable circumstance.
- There are no discounts on tickets no matter the group size
- Beyú Caffé does have dinner/show packages available for 12 or more with set menus to facilitate your evening. Contact the café manager Malachi Kosanovich directly for more information at email@example.com
- There is no official dress code, however the atmosphere is best suited for dress business casual
For Our Disabled Patrons
- Performance area is accessible and on street level
- Restrooms are located on the main floor and easily accessible.
- If you are in a wheelchair please call the café so we can hold specific space to accommodate the you.