SCOTT STEIN

Pianist * Songwriter * Music Director

Scott Stein is a Brooklyn-based pianist, songwriter, arranger, conductor and music director. A 10-year veteran of the New York City music scene, he is an in-demand performer and collaborator, working in numerous genres, from rock and pop to jazz, country, musical theater, Jewish / cantorial music and choral music. Scott's multi-faceted career has given him the opportunity to share the stage with a wide variety of performers including Rock N Roll Hall-of-Famer Levon Helm, Broadway diva Rachel York and American Idol and Broadway star Constantine Maroulis.

Born in and raised in Akron, OH, Scott holds a B.M. in Composition from The Ohio State University where he studied with composers Marc Ainger and Donald Harris, and jazz pianists Bobby Floyd, Hank Marr and Mark Flugge. While at OSU, he also pursued his first love - songwriting - and recorded three self-produced albums before making the jump to the big city in 2007. Since then, he has released three more albums - Jukebox (2009), The Bunker Sessions (2014) and Traveling Companion (2016) - each one further cementing his place as a mainstay in the clubs and bars that feed the city's creative energy. Stein's plain-spoken vocal delivery calls to mind Paul Simon's everyman-poet while his piano prowess often invites comparisons to Ben Folds or Elton John. (Despite his relatively clean-cut appearance, his favorite band is The Replacements. Go figure.)

Scott has become a sought-after accompanist and music director, having played and MD'ed at the New York Musical Festival, the New York Fringe Festival, Ars Nova and CAP21, where he is a current faculty member. He is also the conductor of four vocal ensembles including Shir Chadash, Uncommon Chord and the Manhattan chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir.