Lavon Stevens is an acclaimed singer, pianist, songwriter and producer based in Hilton Head Island, SC. Island audiences know him as a multi-talented force whose music ranges from sensuous and warm to infectiously energetic. His extensive repertoire, heavily influenced by his southern roots, encompasses soulful jazz, blues, contemporary, and gospel. His range and flexibility make Lavon a sought-after entertainer as a soloist, as a music director/producer and as the headliner with the Lavon Stevens Band.
Using expressive vocals and the free spirit of jazz improvisation, the Lavon Stevens Band creates an intimate connection with their audience. Lavon is joined by drummer Jimmy Charles, bassist/vocalist Clarence Williams and rotating special guests including sensational vocalist Louise Spencer, saxophonist Stutz Wimmer, guitarist Jimmy Ward and more.
Lavon’s recordings reflect his versatility as an artist, as well as, his musicality and imagination. “Traveling Music” is a collection of jazz standards and blues recorded live with Louise Spencer. “I See Love” is a compilation of his original compositions. A gospel CD titled “The Last Mile of The Way” was recorded with the Lowcountry gospel group “The Voices of El Shaddai.” He is affiliated with BMI as a publisher/songwriter.
A native of Savannah, Lavon began his musical studies at the age of seven with the violin. By 13, he was singing and playing piano across the southeast with local bands. He studied piano and voice at Dekalb College in Atlanta from 1979 to 1983. Lavon performed nationally for years before returning to the Lowcountry.