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Steve Myerson studied jazz performance, arranging, accompanying, conducting, and
theater music performance at the University of the Arts (BA '99) in Philadelphia, PA and at
renowned jazz school William Paterson University (MM '03) in Wayne, NJ. Some of his
include Trudy Pitts, Bill Charlap, Andy Laverne, Harold Mabern, Mike Longo, and the late
Williams. While in college, Steve performed with many jazz artists including trumpeter
and drummer Adam Nussbaum. After seeing Steve perform with one of the university
the late Grover Washington Jr., hired him to play 2 weeks of concerts in the Philadelphia
Steve ended up one of the last pianists ever to work with this great saxophone legend.
After college, Steve landed the keyboard spot for the Grammy-Award nominated
went on to tour with the soul jam presentation for over a year. Other acts in the series
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, the Dramatics, the Chi-Lites, Ray Goodman and Brown,
more. Steve made his television debut performing with the Stylistics for the United Negro
Fund on NBC. In 2005 Steve was selected as music director for the Sonny Grosso/Phil
production Be My Love, a play with music about legendary tenor Mario Lanza. Steve
famed Billy Joel producer Phil Ramone on the music, and coached vocals for the entire
also played a small part as Sal, Lanza's accompanist. Steve also is the
keyboardist/pianist/arranger in the Kevin Jordin film “Brooklyn Lobster”, presented by
Scorcese and starring Danny Aiello and Jane Curtin.
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. This run of performances
the beginning of what has now turned into a permanent music director position. Recently,
co-produced a live CD recording titled Gianni Russo: Live At Feinstein's”. He has also
released his first solo CD, “In Your Absence” on Jazz Excursion Records.
As a Leader:
In Your Absence
Tracks: 1. Cape Town; 2. aka Dollar Brand; 3. Sathima; 4. Cape Town Revisited; 5. In Your
6. One Note Songo; 7. Projection; 8. Kind Of Blue; 9. Waltz For James Williams; 10. Nobody
Personnel: Steve Myerson: Piano. Steve LaSpina: Bass. Anthony Pinciotti: Drums.
As A Side Musician:
Gianni Russo: Live At Feinstein's
1. Sing, Sing, Sing 2. You Will Be My Music 3. All of Me 4. Call Me 5. My Kind of Girl 6. And
Her so 7. I Can't Help Falling In Love With You 8. Something 9. Italian Medley 10.
Acknowledgements 11. Everybody Loves Somebody 12. It Was a Very Good Year 13.
the Night 15. Witchcraft 16. My Way 17. New York, New York
Personnel: Gianni Russo: Vocals. Steve Myerson: Piano. Shawn McGloin: Bass. Danny
Drums. Audrey Welber: Sax.