Michael Bluestein

Michael Bluestein


Jazz, funk, drum 'n bass and beyond. The Michael Bluestein Trio is a jazz based group that integrates all these elements into a unique, groove-based sound.


Keyboardist Michael Bluestein has made a name for himself in the Bay Area playing with artists such as guitarist Will Bernard, drummer Steve Smith, saxophonist Anton Schwartz, and vocalist Jacqui Naylor. He has also toured with Grammy Award winning artist Shelby Lynne, and Linda Perry of 4-Non-Blondes.

Michael’s new CD, "Wild World" has been described as "wonderfully diverse" –jazzwest.com. He offers up tasteful arrangements of classics like Steely Dan’s "Black Cow", Paul Simon’s "Bridge Over Troubled Water", Cat Stevens’ "Wild World", and even the Led Zeppelin chestnut "Ten Years Gone". His original tunes are very groove oriented. Tunes like "Vista", "Natoma", and "Pulsar" are grounded in funk and drum ‘n bass rhythms, while "The Glow" and "Ode To A Song" recall the pioneering work of 70’s era Keith Jarrett on the ECM label.

Michael is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he received a degree in piano performance. He resides in San Francisco.


Michael Bluestein Trio "Wild World" CD
Michael Bluestein "Reflections" CD (EP)

Set List

Our sets are generally about an hour. We do about 65% covers, 35% originals. The covers are jazzy arrangements of tunes by Steely Dan, Herbie Hancock, and even Led Zeppelin. The originals are groove-based jazz compositions