Vibraphonist and composer Steve Shapiro has recorded with such diverse
artists as Steely Dan, Ornette Coleman, Phil Collins, Spyro
Gyra, Regina Belle and They Might Be Giants. Shapiro is also an accomplished
producer and arranger whose work has appeared in
hundreds of television and film projects.
In addition to having performed with the likes of Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath,
and Marc Johnson, Shapiro has also notably collaborated
with Nashville guitarist Pat Bergeson (Bill Evans, Chet Atkins, Bill Frisell, Lyle
Lovett, Alison Krauss), with whom he has released three
CDs, including BACKWARD COMPATIBLE (Apria Records) in 2009.
Before moving to New York City in 1985, Steve grew up in Connecticut and
was a member of an award-winning high school ensemble
that produced many fine musicians (including pianist Brad Mehldau)