Playing "The Last Waltz", my quintet at Rockwood, and an exciting announcement...
After a ridiculously busy end of October and beginning of November - touring with Joanie Leeds, the 'Divas on the Bima' and culminating with a birthday show and party of my own - it's been nice to kick back, relax... and get busy again.
On Tuesday, November 26 I'll be participating in a benefit concert organized by my friend Sam Teichman, creator of the Leave A Lasting Mark concert series. This time around, we will be re-creating The Last Waltz, the historical final concert given by The Band on Thanksgiving Day 1976 and turned into, in my opinion, the best rock n roll documentary ever made. We've done The Last Waltz for 3 years running now the week leading up to Thanksgiving, and it's become a nice little tradition for our corner of the music community. Just as The Band had lots of famous friends joining them for their final hurrah, we'll have a staggering number of local songwriters and instrumentalists joining us. It all goes down at the historic Bitter End, and proceeds go to Occupy Sandy in an effort to help the ongoing relief efforts in the NY area.
A couple weeks later, I am proud to present a set of my own tunes and arrangements with a quintet at Rockwood Music Hall on Sunday, December 8. We'll be featuring some new tunes and some favorites from the Well-Groomed Orchestra songbook. And there will be an exciting announcement made exclusively at this gig... so be there to find out the big news!
As always, for more details, please visit my Calendar page.
Announcing - West End Music
I'm proud to announce the launch of West End Music and its website www.westendmusicnyc.com. As many of you know, I've spent a significant amount of time as a piano teacher, vocal coach and vocal accompanist. West End Music is the brand name of my home studio / home business where I have been expanding my clientele. So all of my performing and songwriting / composition pursuits will be detailed on scottsteinmusic.com, while my accompanying and teaching pursuits will be chronicled on westendmusicnyc.com.
Feel free to stop by the page as I'm in the process of updating and expanding the new website.
New DVD - Live at the Tangier - OUT NOW
In March of 2012, I teamed up with my good friend and musical colleague Josh Rzepka to put on a joint concert in our hometown of Akron, OH, to raise funds for the music programs of Firestone and Copley High Schools (where Josh and I went to school). The show was a big success, and a DVD - Live at the Tangier - will be available very soon! As it was with the show, proceeds from sales of the DVD will go to the two schools' amazing music programs.
To purchase a DVD, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps the main highlight of the evening was our collaborations with the Firestone Jazz Band and the Copley Concert Chorale. Here's a preview of the DVD - Josh and I performing my tune Sing It Low with members of Josh's band and joined by the Copley Concert Chorale.