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 has been named CAPMT Commissioned Composer 2021! Her brand new work for sax and piano will premiere at the CAPMT state convention soon.
  • A Day at the Beach for Solo Piano is here!  Check out the video and score!
  • Scenes of San Francisco received honorable mention in the International Alliance of Women in Music’s Search for New Music 2021 competition in the Zaimont category for extended works. The suite is also a winner in both the 2020 Composer’s Today state competition and the 2020 SMP Press Solo competition. Check out the piano score and on-location video!
  • Becoming Suite was awarded honorable mention in the 2020 Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers! Becoming Suite also received first place in the 2019 Composer’s Today competition and runner-up in the 2019 SMP Press Solo competition.