Recent and Past Projects
AAJ STAFF October 15, 2020
TRi/O is a collaborative groove-based contemporary jazz & funk outing from three New York musicians: Steve Shapiro on vibraphone and mallet keyboards, virtuoso 5-string bassist Dave Anderson, and drummer Tyger MacNeal. Their combined credits comprise a long list of major jazz and pop artists—including Steely Dan, Ornette Coleman, Phil Collins, Spyro Gyra, Whitney Houston, They Might...
Presented a virtual vibraphone clinic at the PASIC 2020 International Convention.
Have been fortunate to teach a Residential College Seminar at Yale University over multiple semesters, called Composing for Film & Media.
Here with the great team from Zildjian & Vic Firth/Balter Mallets.
The FlashPoint production music library is now part of EMI/Sony, and available in the USA through APM Music in Hollywood. Look forward to the future with some of the biggest players in the industry.
Happy to be included in Anthony Smith’s great book Masters of the Vibes, a comprehensive work featuring many of my favorite vibists, and to sit-in at SmallsNYC for the release party...
It was fun to perform at the Percussive Arts Society 2016 Convention in Indianapolis. With special guest, drum legend Mike Clark! Sponsored by Yamaha and Balter Mallets.
Played vibraphone on the soundtrack of this wonderful Rebecca Miller film, scored by composer Michael Rohatyn, and producer Jamie Lawrence.
Great getting together with some of the great vibe players on the planet!
Solomental is a solo project, featuring original writing and some traditional repertoire... Short, intimate vibraphone solos are offset by arrangements using contemporary electronics and longer forms, which explore the beauty and sonic variety of mallet percussion.
Composed original music for promotion on this great Pixar film...
A blast from the past! VIBE OUT captures some dynamic electric bands from the 1990's, that appeared at many NYC venues of the day (such as Mikell’s, Zanzibar, and Visiones). Lots of original compositions, and high-quality analog recordings. Many textures are being triggered directly from the electric/midi vibes. Featured musicians are saxophonist Andy Snitzer(Paul Simon), bassist Chris Walker(Ornette Coleman), guitarist...
Very happy to join the roster at Balter Mallets. There are two Steve Shapiro signature mallets available - SS1 medium hard and SS2 medium soft.
Exciting things have been happening with the electric vibes... Starting in early 2013, I began experimenting again with vibe pick-up systems. Along with the latest generation of digital processors, pitch-to-midi conversion, and the Bose L1 amplifier, I am discovering sound territory that’s never been possible to achieve with previous systems. Notably, I have been able to get rid of the unpleasant “plunkiness” found...
Here with Gary Burton, Stefon Harris, Joe Locke, Warren Wolf, Tony Miceli, among many others - thanks to Malletech for hosting.
It’s been an honor to work with the people at Pixar over many years... since the release of the original Toy Story!
Steve’s Vibe Trio (featuring guitarist Tom Dempsey & bassist Tim Ferguson) performed at the home of actress Mia Farrow, for a Democratic party benefit. A good time was most certainly had by all!
Appeared as featured soloist on this Japanese CD release (along with Anat & Avishai Cohen, David Hazeltine, David Finck, and Mark Whitfield).
Worked along with a team of top NYC composers on these acclaimed BBC/Discovery series, narrated by Oprah Winfrey and Alec Baldwin. The LIFE premier included performance events at the Getty Museum in LA, Lincoln Center in New York, and the Kennedy Center in Washington with full live orchestra.
Served as musical director for the talented Anika Noni Rose (star of the feature film "Princess & the Frog") on ABC Good Morning America.
JAZZed Magazine feature with Steve
A respected session musician, vibraphonist, and music producer, Steve Shapiro has worked with such diverse artists as Steely Dan, Ornette Coleman, Whitney Houston, Spyro Gyra, and They Might Be Giants. Shapiro is also an accomplished composer and arranger whose work has appeared in hundreds of television and film projects.
In addition to having performed with the...
The 2nd duo release from Steve Shapiro & Pat Bergeson, featuring the sultry vocals of Annie Sellick, on Apria Records. With Marc Johnson, Clint DeGanon, Doug Weiss, Tim Ferguson, Scott Kreitzer, Jochen Rueckert, Will Barrow, Janice Pendarvis, Vaneese Thomas.
Steve Shapiro/Pat BergesonBackward Compatible
By Bill Milkowski
The wonderfully eccentric duo of vibist Steve Shapiro...
At the JAZZ STANDARD in NYC. With Marc Johnson, Steve, Pat Bergeson, Annie Sellick, Clint DeGanon, and Dave Mann (not pictured).
Produced and arranged two feature musical numbers in this successful film (and on its soundtrack CD) -- including the big end-credits jam.
At the KeyBank Maine Jazz Festival with the group Ursa Major and sax great Jimmy Heath.
It was a major thrill to get a few hours in the studio with the great Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. This reunion CD brought them back together after 20 years, and earned them multiple Grammys.
Collaborated with the legendary Phil Collins on a project for the Disney film Tarzan.
Contributed music to this very popular FOX/Lifetime TV show for over 20 seasons!
The Vibraphonic/Flashpoint music library continues to grow as a dramatic power solution for producers of documentaries, broadcast investigative reports and network promos. Users range from A&E Networks to Saturday Night Live.
Some past Disney projects include work for CARS, PIRATES I, II and III, and The LION KING on Broadway.
Steve Shapiro & Pat Bergeson collaborate on a set of standards and relaxed originals, featuring the sensational jazz vocalist Annie Sellick.
A studio tour-de-force featuring guitarist Pat Bergeson, bassist Marc Johnson, Danny Gottlieb on drums, Kevin Hays on piano, and Rolling Stones horn section Tim Ries and Mike Davis, with trumpeter Jim Hynes.
NY METRO REPORT
by Gary Eskow
Music pros in New York often wear different hats and use their studios to service clients in a variety of ways in order to keep business growing. During the last several years, audio produced for multimedia and Internet applications has developed as a viable source of revenue along "Silicon Alley," the strip of Manhattan located on the West Side, south of Midtown....
Appeared on a panel for the Film Music Network in New York.