AMY STEPHENS

Pianist & Composer

Stephens plays it all as if with a smile on her face and in her fingers. Stunning finger work, effortlessly negotiated.

Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine

Instantly embraceable jazz

Indy Star

A formidable originator of new music. This is the future of instrumental jazz

Michael Nastos, All Music Guide

Contemporary jazz that is passionate, innovative, engaging and witty….The biggest star on the disc is Stephens, whom I've never met but whose playing is so warm and intimate I feel like I'm best friends with her already.

Steve Hammer, Nuvo

This one is a gem.

Peter Westbrook, jazzreview.com

Stephens is a very prolific and melodic composer who is able to allure you with a sophisticated, appealing feel.

Chuck Workman, WTPI-FM

Stephens suggests Keith Jarrett on the keys

Adam Greenburg, All Music Guide

News

  • Amy’s Becoming: Suite for Solo Piano in Seven Movements was awarded runner-up in the SMP Press Solo Composition Competition, Nov 2019—very honored to have placed in this national competition!

  • Amy was awarded the coveted ‘Nationally Certified Teacher of Music’ designation (N.C.T.M.) by Music Teachers National Association, Oct 2019—a huge affirmation!

  • Inquietude from Amy’s Becoming: Suite for Solo Piano in Seven Movements won first place in the MTAC Composer’s Today statewide competition, June 2019 and was featured on the winners and 20th-century music concerts at the state convention.

  • Amy is currently writing a new suite for piano…stay tuned!