Steve Myerson

Steve Myerson

BandJazzAcoustic

My classic jazz piano trio performs an eclectic mix of standards and jazz versions of american popular songs of the '50s, '60s, and more. I can include variable instruments such as sax, trumpet, guitar, etc. Also, you can book The Godfather movie star Gianni Russo (Carlo) to sing for your event!

Biography

Steve Myerson started playing piano at the age of 9. He won awards in high school and in college. Through studies with educator, pianist, and organist Trudy Pitts, Steve attained the skills and opportunities needed to realize his potential in a challenging music environment.

While in college, Steve performed with many great artists, including trumpeter John Swana, and drummer Adam Nussbaum. Steve was hired to play with the late Grover Washington Jr., and ended up one of the last pianists ever to work with this legend. Steve also continued to pursue private lessons with Blue Note artist Bill Charlap and also with Steeplechase artist Andy Laverne.

After college, Steve landed the keyboard spot for the Grammy-Award nominated Stylistics. He went on to tour with them for over a year, as well as other acts included in the soul jam presentation like Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, the Dramatics, the Chi-Lites, and others. Steve made his television debut performing with the Stylistics for the United Negro College Fund on NBC. Recently, Steve was selected as music director for the Sonny Grosso/Phil Ramone production "Be My Love", a play with music about legendary tenor Mario Lanza. Steve worked with famed Billy Joel producer Phil Ramone on the music, and coached vocals for the entire cast. Steve also played a small part as "Sal", Lanza's accompanist. In 2006, Steve sat at the piano with singer Gianni Russo (Carlo Rizzi of "The Godfather") for a six-month weekly engagement at the legendary Rainbow Room.

Steve earned his Master's Degree in Jazz studies from William Paterson University under the guidance of Harold Mabern and James Williams. He continues to teach, music direct, conduct, compose, arrange, and play piano for various ensembles.

Discography

Steve Myerson has recorded as a sideman for many projects. Notably he recorded and arranged music for the Danny Aiello/Jane Curtin film "Brooklyn Lobster". He has future plans to record his quartet, and to co-produce music with singer/actor/Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather/Gianni Russo. Please visit http://www.stevemyerson.com for more info.

Set List

Sets can vary from 45-50 min. to 1 hr. or more depending on the venue/performance type. A typical list of songs can include:

Tears on my Pillow
Nobody Does It Better
Cole Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Kern, etc.
Sinatra type arrangements available
...you can also book The Godfather star Gianni Russo to sing at your event!