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Steve Elmer

COMPOSER/PIANIST STEVE ELMER is an expressive and creative musician of growing acclaim. He describes his musical approach as “Classic Jazz: Play the melody, improvise, tell a story, and make it swing.” Once called “the most anonymous piano player in New York” by a respected jazz pianist impressed by Elmer’s playing, he is now the recipient of praise from jazz publications and musicians throughout the nation. Jazz Times says “He plays with the ferocity of a man with no more time to waste.” BlogCritics.org says “The music is gorgeous. Each song is treated like the only song and you get wrapped up in each one like it's a novel you don't want to put down

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Elmer's birthday today! COMPOSER/PIANIST STEVE ELMER is an expressive and creative musician of growing acclaim. He describes his musical approach as “Classic Jazz: Play the melody, improvise, tell a story, and make it swing.” Once called “the most anonymous pianist in New York” by a respected jazz pianist impressed by ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Elmer's birthday today! COMPOSER/PIANIST STEVE ELMER is an expressive and creative musician of growing acclaim. He describes his musical approach as “Classic Jazz: Play the melody, improvise, tell a story, and make it swing.” Once called “the most anonymous piano player in New York” by a respected jazz pianist impressed ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Elmer's birthday today! COMPOSER/PIANIST STEVE ELMER is an expressive and creative musician of growing acclaim. He describes his musical approach as “Classic Jazz: Play the melody, improvise, tell a story, and make it swing.” Once called “the most anonymous piano player in New York” by a respected jazz pianist impressed ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Elmer's birthday today! COMPOSER/PIANIST STEVE ELMER is an expressive and creative musician of growing acclaim. He describes his musical approach as “Classic Jazz: Play the melody, improvise, tell a story, and make it swing.” Once called “the most anonymous piano player in New York” by a respected jazz pianist impressed ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Elmer's birthday today! Steve ElmerCOMPOSER/PIANIST STEVE ELMER is an expressive and creative musician of growing acclaim. He describes his musical approach as “Classic Jazz: Play the melody, improvise, tell a story, and make it swing... more Website | Photos | Articles Follow Steve ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Robert Levin: The War is Over - A Conversation About Jazz

Read "Robert Levin: The War is Over - A Conversation About Jazz" reviewed by AAJ Staff

[Editor's Note: Interview conducted by Eleanor Brietel, New York Editor of The Drill Press. Most of this interview, originally published on the Buzzle website, was conducted via email.] Eleanor Brietel: You've published fiction and you also write essays on a variety of subjects. I want, however, to confine this discussion to your ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Elmer

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Elmer's birthday today! JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE DAY Steve ElmerCOMPOSER/PIANIST STEVE ELMER is an expressive and creative musician of growing acclaim. He describes his musical approach as “Classic Jazz: Play the melody, improvise, tell a story, and make it swing... more ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Steve Elmer Trio: Fire Down Below

Read "Fire Down Below" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Fire Down Below, from The Steve Elmer Trio, evokes personal memories of being an undergraduate in the early 1960s at Hofstra College on Long Island, N.Y. (soon to be Hofstra University). Pianist Elmer was one of the “jazz guys on campus," entertaining the student body while working towards his B.S.Iit is quite evident that ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Steve Elmer Trio: Fire Down Below

Read "Fire Down Below" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

From banging on desktops to banging the keys, Steve Elmer has come a long way. Once rejected as a drummer for a school jazz band, he kept at it, honing his craft through formal education and ultimately turning to the piano. Elmer and sidemen Shingo Okudaira and Hide Tanaka, began playing together just three ...


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