February 19 at the new Living Room with friends
The next stop in the Scott-Stein-new-band-world-domination tour is the relatively new location of The Living Room, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I have so many fond memories of playing at the Living Room's old location on Ludlow Street on the LES and was happy to hear that they found a great new location in W'burg. To celebrate, I'm bringing the full band with me and managed to get myself on the bill with some seriously talented folks. Jared Saltiel starts off the night at 8, Megan Cox goes on at 9 (it's also her birthday!), my band and I go on at 10, and my buddy Bryan Dunn and his positively rocking outfit The Humdrums go on right after me at 11. Plan to arrive early and stay late!
New single - "Ohio Song"
Here is the last of the four songs that I recorded back in January at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn with members of the Well Groomed Orchestra. It's a song about homecomings, of sorts - we've played it at numerous gigs (including, approrpiately, a benefit for my high school's music department). Like the other singles, this one can be streamed for free or downloaded for whatever price you like. Enjoy!
New page - Professional Services
You may have noticed a recent addition to my site. Working as a professional musician, I offer a number of services including vocal accompaniment, transcriptions, arranging and piano lessons. My new Professional Services page includes details on some of the various types of work I can offer.
Previously, this information was available on a separate website, westendmusicnyc.com. I've decided that it's simply easier to make this site 'one-stop-shopping' - to include all of my musical endeavors on one site - rather than asking people to go to a separate site for my professional / for-hire work. As a result, I am migrating all of the information from West End Music over to this site and will eventually close down the second site.
In other news...
I'm excited to announce that I've joined the team of Unauthorized! The Musical, a series of zany musical comedies based on much beloved books and movies. I'll be MD'ing Steel Petunias, based on a certain play and movie about a beauty parlour in Louisiana... the script is great, the songs are super-catchy, and it's all good (quasi-clean) fun. We open at the PIT (People's Improv Theater) on February 22.
I recently was the music director for the premiere of a new show, ROPE with book and music by Mark Sickman, directed by Debra Whitfield. The show was part of the Venus Adonis Festival, which played at the Robert Moss Theater.
I've been accompanying classes at CAP21, one of NY's finest musical theater conservatories, which allows young professionals and promising high school performers the opportunity to hone their craft with some of the finest instructors around. I've been accompanying their summer intensive for the past few years and am excited to join their year-round staff.
I've also been conducting jazz vocal ensemble Uncommon Chord, who are about to start recording some new demos at Dubway Studios in downtown Manhattan. The sessions will include two of my arrangements, which I'm excited to lay down. More info on the group can be found on our website, www.uncommonchord.org.
This past summer, I served as the Associate Music Director for Cloned! The Musical, a hilarious sci-fi musical which recently had an extremely successful run at the New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) - we had 7 sell out shows, earned rave reviews from the New York Times, and took home the festival's prestigious 'Best of Fest' award! I also was the Music Director and guitarist for the Essential Theater Group's musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, which ran at this year's NY Fringe Festival. The production featured beautiful, original music by my friend Conly Basham. The production was a magical experience - how many times does a musician get a chance to do Shakespeare? To add to the experience, we debuted at the beautiful new Sheen Center, a top-notch venue.