Vibraphonist and composer Steve Shapiro has recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop, including Steely Dan, Ornette Coleman, Phil Collins, SpyroGyra, Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack, Regina Belle, Pat Martino, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, and They Might Be Giants. Shapiro is also an accomplished producer and arranger whose work has appeared in hundreds of television and film projects, many for Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, with credits on an array of productions related to over forty feature film releases. As a performer, Steve has been a pioneer of using audio and midi technology with mallet percussion, and has developed a unique voice inspired by contemporary electric keyboards. He has released six recordings as a leader, and continues to write and perform in New York City.
The recording industry journal MIX Magazine writes, Steve Shapiro is a legitimate triple-threat musician. All Music Guide says “Shapiro is an impressive performer, with what is clearly a developed personal voice on his instrument. And Audiophile Audition remarked that Shapiro has absorbed the playing of all the master malleteers, from Lionel Hampton to Gary Burton to Joe Locke and beyond, and come up with his own very lyrical and dancing approach. JazzTimes critic Bill Milkowski has lauded Steve's latest recording with celebrated Nashville guitarist Pat Bergeson as another winning effort.