After more than 40 years as a composer, arranger/orchestrator, pianist, producer and music
educator, Jeff Steinberg's work continues to span the professional spectrum which includes Jazz, Big Band, and Orchestral recordings as well as original scores for
advertising, television, and film.
Upon graduating from the Berklee School in 1969, he joined The Glenn Miller Orchestra
under the direction of Buddy DeFranco and toured the United States, Canada, Great Britain
and Japan. Since then, he has worked with such luminaries as Maynard Ferguson, Count
Basie, Stan Kenton, Perry Como, and Michel Legrand, and produced and arranged music for
the advertising campaigns of General Motors, McDonald’s, ALCOA, The Monsanto Company,
TimeLife and others. He has arranged, conducted, and performed with and for The London
Symphony, Scottish National Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestras of
Nashville, Detroit and Tampa, as well as Randy Newman, Anne Murray, Art Garfunkel,
Roberta Flack, Michael Feinstein, Olivia Newton-John, and Paul Anka.
His album of original material, Friends & Heroes, is a dedication to some of the jazz world's
most influential musicians. His compositions are musical sketches of these icons – Horace
Silver, Thad Jones, Michel Legrand, Henry Mancini among them – and feature some of the
best players on the music scene today, most notably clarinet legend Buddy DeFranco,
saxophonist Jeff Coffin (currently with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), and bassist Jim
Ferguson. Recorded live in the studio, the fresh attitude and creative solos make this
popular collection a must for every traditional jazz lover.
His work with Village Square Music and Green Hill Productions has paired his arranging and
orchestration prowess with jazz greats Beegie Adair, Lori Mechem, Jack Jezzro, and Denis
Solee. As a featured pianist with his own ensemble on the Village Square label, his Jazz &
Cocktails and Jazz Blends albums assemble a veritable who’s-who of Music City’s best
players to present a collection of jazz standards which, like a smooth martini, are suitable
for social gatherings and solitary enjoyment alike.
Steinberg has served as a frequent POPS Conductor for The Nashville Symphony and other
orchestras with whom his productions of “Jazz At The Symphony” featuring the talents of
Jeff Coffin, Denis Solee, Mark Douthit (The Other Three Tenors), Beegie Adair, Lori Mechem,
Rod McGaha, Jay Patten, George Tidwell, Annie Sellick, Sandra Dudley and others have
drawn critical acclaim and sell-out crowds.