We Dance

Now Available on Bandcamp!

“The Excitement of Flamenco, The Joy of Tropical Brazilian Guitar”
Composer/Concert Guitarist Jon Stephen’s Latest Release “We Dance”

The 14 Track Digital Download including Artwork Features Many World Renown
Amazingly Gifted Recording Artists.

Composer/Concert Pianist Gina Leneé, Acoustic Upright & Fretless Bass; William Wingfield, Vocals; Akusaa Delorbe, Flamenco Vocal Group, Presonus, Saxophone; Terry Lawless. Featured Drummers Include; Celso Alberti, Ryan Gruss, Omar Hakim, Eric Harland, Johnny Vidacovich. Featured on Various Percussions; Mino Cinelu, Celso Alberti & Rick Falahi on Doholla’s.

As a Special Thank You a, Free Download Code for the Bonus Track
“We Dance English Version” Featuring, Anna Romero on Vocals is Included With
Your 14 Track Digital Download Purchase.

To Buy “We Dance” go to http://jonstephen.bandcamp.com/album/we-dance and to get his other wonderful albums, go to http://jonstephen.bandcamp.com/

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Contact Jon Stephen

2015 Biz F

When hiring entertainment consider,

Jon Stephen is a Composer/Concert Guitarist. His performance career
span’s 35+ years throughout America & Europe.

Currently Performing throughout California in Concert Venues, Resorts,
Wineries, Restaurants, & Private Events.
(
BMI/ASCAP Licensing Not Required)
Affordable Rates, Many Hours of License Free Music

 

Jon created new Original Music Genres called,
Tropical Brazilian and Tropical Flamenco providing,

“The Excitement of Flamenco, The Joy of Tropical Brazilian Guitar”

Using the very best Bose line array technology for live sound system,

His music is ideal for active listening or perfect as a delightful background.

Creating Atmospheres Where The Art of Live Music, Fine Dining & Conversation Perfectly Co-exist!

 

Proven Reliability, with Ongoing 5+ Year Engagements
Every Friday 5-8 in the Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort in Shell Beach
2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach,  805-773-4300

 5+ Years Every 2nd & 4th Sundays 2-5 at Morovino Winery
in Avila Beach 468 Front St. (805) 627-1443

And since June 2015 Every Thursday 5-8 Las Cambritas
2336 Main St # B Cambria, California (805) 927-0175

 

(Press Release)

Born & raised in New Orleans, Jon Stephen is a Composer, Concert Guitarist.
His performance career span’s 35+ years and includes numerous CLIO awards for his original music scores for broadcast commercials. A small sample of credits highlighting the versatility of this highly entertaining composer/performer include working with industry giants. Tito Puente, Peabo Bryson, George Howard, & Dr. John. Jon has created new, original music genres he’s titled Tropical Brazilian & Tropical Flamenco providing, The Excitement of Flamenco & The Joy of Tropical Brazilian Guitar!

Jon Stephen is more than just a musician or guitarist; he is an artist and a visionary. His songs reflect emotions of love and romance that is of legend and is at the forefront of a new musical Renaissance. His Music Weaves An Audible Tapestry Of Joy That Has Astounded Audiences Throughout America & Europe.

 

It is his charismatic personality and love for life that fuels his passionate rhythms and his ability to delight any and all that witness his performances.

His music is reminiscent of the sultry and sensual sounds on New Orleans, of the mysterious and sexy Rio de Janeiro, and the rhythms of Latin America.

The guitar playing of Jon Stephen is more than the collected notes on a string, but is the musical embodiment of the human soul, constantly transforming each time it is played. Joseph Timmons, Music Reviews/Writer/Journalist/indiepulsemail@aol.com

(Comments)

 I was watching you play and am so moved at how you become each song you play…..your soul is so in tune with each song. It’s Flipping amazing! You become each song you play and you play from your soul and it’s a musical sound & sight that turns heads, eyes and chairs. Just musically magical!….. Francesca Deleon

Jon Stephen is a true entertainer; his total involvement in his Art includes his audience. You cannot help but be swept up in the enthusiasm and passion Jon has for life and his music. Hands down, my vote for top entertainer on the Central Coast….
Sharing is Caring, SLO

Jon Stephen, one of the greatest musicians I have had the privilege to hear…..Willis Abercrombie


 To collaborate. with Jon Stephen has been a dream come true. I have always used music with my images since 1975 with my Surfing movies and other images, but never found the synergy that I have found with Jon Stephen. If you are anywhere near the Central Coast, find out where Jon is playing. There are not to many things I would “guarantee” in life. I guarantee you will walk away affected by Jon’s music and Jon himself as he is an extraordinarily talented, kind person….. Lance Kinney


 Jon Stephen you are one of the most talented musicians in America! We Loved hearing you play while Director William Dear pictured your music for scenes in our movie! Jon you are amazing!…. Bodie Thoene

(From The Artist)

 

I Love What I Do & Greatly Appreciate the People & Places that Support Live Music. Believing the Magic & Joy of Professional Entertainment Should Be Available For Everyone, I Am Happy To Work Within Your Budgets.
Thank You for Your Time & Consideration,

Musically Yours, Jon Stephen
forjonstephen@gmail.com
(805) 291-6692

Weekly Performances

Here are some of the Fantastic California locations That Feature Composer and Concert Guitarist Jon Stephen Every Week. In veritably among the most serene, romantic, scenic most sought California “Hot-Spots” to visit when touring the Central Coast.

Visit them and enjoy the best foods, wines and music that California can offer, but especially, visit to hear the music of Composer and Concert Guitarist Jon Stephen.



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Every Thursday 5-8pm.
Las Cambritas – 2336 Main St # B,  Cambria, California
(805) 927-0175

Proudly Presents Composer and Concert Guitarist Jon Stephen
The Excitement of Flamenco & The Joy of Tropical Brazilian Guitar!

World Class Mexican Cuisine, A Full Bar, Friendly People & Live Performances With Concert Guitarist, Jon Stephen

Showtimes may vary, so call ahead to reserve a space. No Cover, Arrive Early, Seating Is Limited.

We Believe You Deserve The Very Best & That’s What You Get Here, At Las Cambritas Where Dining, Live Music & Conversation Perfectly Co-exist!


Neal & Sona Dancing 2 at Lido

Every Friday 5-8pm.
The Lido In Dolphin Bay Resort  2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (805)-773-4300 info@thedolphinbay.com

Indulge Your Senses in the Best of Everything, from Culinary & A Full Bar Of Delights, to the Excitement of Flamenco & The Joy of Tropical Brazilian Guitar Nights!

Great Food & Wine, Full Bar, Exquisite Views with Beautiful Music! Elegance & Style Always With A Smile!

The Lido in Dolphin Bay Resort Where Fine Dining, Live Music & Conversation Perfectly Co-exist! With The Excitement Of Flamenco & The Joy Of Tropical Brazilian Guitar!

Come Enjoy, Be Part of Something Wonderful,

We’re Positive You’ll Be Glad You Did!


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Every 2nd & 4th Sunday From 2-5pm.
The Morovino Tasting Room – 76 Landing Passage Avila Beach
(805) 627-1443 – http://www.morovino.com

Morovino Winery, International Gold Winning Delicious Italian Style Wines, With The Excitement Of Flamenco & The Joy Of Tropical Brazilian Guitar! You Are Guaranteed To Have A Deliciously Wonderful Time. So Come Enjoy Morovino, Where Great Wines, Conversation & Live Music Perfectly Co-exist! Be Part of Something Wonderful, We’re Positive You’ll Be Glad You Did!



For All Other Performances Click On Tropical Events Calendar.

The words of others is a joy to hear

Some Comments & Reviews…..

(Comments)

 I was watching you play and am so moved at how you become each song you play…..your soul is so in tune with each song. It’s Flipping amazing! You become each song you play and you play from your soul and it’s a musical sound & sight that turns heads, eyes and chairs. Just musically magical!….. Francesca Deleon

Jon Stephen is a true entertainer; his total involvement in his Art includes his audience. You cannot help but be swept up in the enthusiasm and passion Jon has for life and his music. Hands down, my vote for top entertainer on the Central Coast….
Sharing is Caring, SLO

Jon Stephen, one of the greatest musicians I have had the privilege to hear…..Willis Abercrombie


 To collaborate. with Jon Stephen has been a dream come true. I have always used music with my images since 1975 with my Surfing movies and other images, but never found the synergy that I have found with Jon Stephen. If you are anywhere near the Central Coast, find out where Jon is playing. There are not to many things I would “guarantee” in life. I guarantee you will walk away affected by Jon’s music and Jon himself as he is an extraordinarily talented, kind person….. Lance Kinney


Jon Stephen you are one of the most talented musicians in America! We Loved hearing you play while Director William Dear pictured your music for scenes in our movie! Jon you are amazing!….
Bodie Thoene

Jon Stephen is more than just a musician or guitarist; he is an artist and a visionary. His songs reflect emotions of love and romance that is of legend and is at the forefront of a new musical Renaissance. His Music Weaves An Audible Tapestry Of Joy That Has Astounded Audiences Throughout America & Europe.

 

It is his charismatic personality and love for life that fuels his passionate rhythms and his ability to delight any and all that witness his performances.

His music is reminiscent of the sultry and sensual sounds on New Orleans, of the mysterious and sexy Rio de Janeiro, and the rhythms of Latin America.

The guitar playing of Jon Stephen is more than the collected notes on a string, but is the musical embodiment of the human soul, constantly transforming each time it is played…. Joseph Timmons, Music Reviews / Writer / Journalist – http://www.indiepulsemusic.wordpress.com

Among the many gratifying moments in a Composers life is…. The Positive Review.
Here is one such review I received, from a music and entertainment magazine that does so much, to bring music into the lives, of so many.


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“The countless moments of grace and joy are found in life and love, as played by one talented guitarist’s hands, to touch a thousand hearts.”

Music Review – Jon Stephen: The Art of Solo Guitar

Review by Joseph Timmons- Xombiewoof Magazine

There are those special moments, thought of as “Kismet” or “Irish luck”, when the heavens decide to drop in your lap a rage and special find. All of us have had this happen to us from time to time, if we choose to see the wisdom of the stars we learn from it, while others may just pass by. One may say “by the grace of god go I” while others may just see it as one more step into life that holds nothing more than just a pause. I have listened to and reviewed records for some time now and impose my thoughts and critiques upon you for your reading pleasures, some agree with me, others have not, but this artist Jon Stephen is by far a singularity in a universe of musical talent, and could very well be its brightest and most brilliant I have met so far.

I was at the 2013 Central Coast Guitar Show this past weekend and I met Jon Stephen by way of introduction, a polite and jovial man who took pause to listen to others play, and in conversation spoke highly of everyone he pointed out, but no praise of his own work. During the conversation he mentioned he was performing at a local beach club in the area often to support local events and charities. He gave me a copy of his cd and asked me to check it out. I get many CDs and demos to listen to, often more than a review critic could handle on average, but something about Jon’s personality told me to put it in line for review quickly.

This was by far the best idea I could have had all week.

Jon Stephen’s recent offering The Art of Solo Guitar is a collection of instrumental guitar pieces that are truly heartwarming and touching. As an artist he has stated that his work is styled after Tropical Brazilian Guitar, but there are traces of Folk styling, Latin or Flamenco, World Beat and more, his music is soft-spoken and introspective. All instrumental it conveys message in tonal harmonies, to a measure that no words can create, awe inspiring and lush, both solid and fluid his arrangements are very soothing.

His album Jon Stephen: The Art of Solo Guitar is arranged in “chapters” connecting together as a full story in song, rather than a list of tracks, which suits the music well, making the whole series engaging.

The pieces come around and interweave through each other, changing from several sections into one long song, never truly being less than adventurous, Jon creates a web of sound that captures you and keeps you close to the center of his creation. I will now do something I don’t often do, I will not name the tracks or specify a favorite, because one cannot be enjoyed without the other, and if you put the player on “random” it still sounds as if Jon meant the song order to exist, a mysterious and spiritual journey in music that will captivate you, as it has me.

You can find Jon Stephen on Facebook and performs regularly at the Morovino Winery in Avila Beach, CA and the Beautiful Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in The Lido in Pismo Beach, CA. I urge you to find a way to see him perform or at least contact him to get a copy of this fabulous album.

I really loved this review, and if you want, visit my Bandcamp page and hear for yourself, I would share my joy with you!

http://jonstephen.bandcamp.com/album/the-art-of-the-solo-guitar