Lots of exciting summer happenings!
New Single - "Sing It Low" - available now!
The third single from my sessions at the Bunker Studio from earlier in the year is now available! "Sing It Low", a song that's been presented a number of times - on solo dates, with the Well Groomed Orchestra, and even a special performance with the Copley Chorale (from my old high school). The song is now availble on Bandcamp as a digital download via the pay-what-you-like model (so yes, if you'd like it for free, you can have it for free - though all donations are accepted and appreciated). Enjoy - and share!
The Well Groomed Orchestra returns, with a very special guest
I'm stoked to announce that on Wednesday, July 30, my Well Groomed Orchestra will make its long-awaited return to the stage, playing at The Duplex (in their upstairs theater), and this time we have something really special for you - our guest artist will be the fabulously talented Amy Regan. Amy and I are collaborating on a series of orchestrations of her songs, which will debut on July 30 and be a feature of our show. This is the first time the WGO has teamed up with another artist, and I'm excited about this new direction for my ensemble.
Going to the show? RSVP on the Facebook event page.
Here is a teaser clip, taken from the studio sessions for "New Amsterdam". It's what happens when a group of over-caffienated musicians take a break...
You can now preview, stream and download the first single, "Back To Babylon" now! This tune - along with 3 other songs - was recorded in January at The Bunker Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the middle of a blizzard, fueled by good folks - good Indian food - and a lot of love. I was joined by engineer/producer Aaron Nevezie and a whole host of terrifc players, including lots of folks that have performed with me as part of the Well Groomed Orchestra.
Anyway, on to the song. It's pay-what-you-will. Have at it!
Lastly, here's some behind-the-scenes video footage from the sessions at The Bunker:
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.