Described by Tom Harrell as “a total genius,” Dayna has performed with an impressive list of artists, including Kenny Barron, Carlos Santana. Roy Hargrove, and Stevie Wonder. After graduating from the Berklee School of Music, Stephens attended the Thelonious Monk institute, where he studied or played with Dave Holland, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and John Scofield (who also appears on Dayna’s 2007 album The Timeless Now).
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Added by Stanford Jazz Festival on June 17, 2008