Excellence in the community
STEVE LINDEMAN AND HIS QUINTET
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
The Gallivan Center and Excellence in the Community present jazz
pianist and composer, Steve Lindeman and his Quintet, with special
guests. Thursday, November 6th, 7:30 pm at the Gallivan Center. The
line up includes Steve Lindeman: piano; Ron Brough: vibes and
percussion; Kenji Aihara: guitar, Matt Larson: bass and Jay Lawrence:
drums. Special guests include a vocal trio, and several guest
instrumentalists. The program features Steve's original compositions,
and his arrangements of jazz standards.
Steve Lindeman was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. After completing a Jazz Studies degree at Indiana University (where he studied with jazz pedagogue David Baker), he moved to New York City, where he free-lanced as a jazz and pop keyboard player, composer, and arranger for twenty years. He hasstudied with Barry Harris, Ronnie Mathews, Kenny Barron, Rebecca Maleón, Tamir Hendelman, and Stefan Karlsson. After completing graduate degrees in music theory and history, Lindeman was hired as a professor in the Brigham Young University School of Music. Since moving to Utah in 1996, he has been very active as a jazz composer and keyboardist in the Salt Lake City area. Beginning in 2010, he was accepted as a member in the three-year BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, directed by Jim McNeely. In 2013, Lindeman released an album of original compositions stemming from the Workshop, entitled The Day After Yesterday, performed by BYU’s Synthesis under the direction of Ray Smith, which has received considerable notice. Also active as a scholar, Lindeman has published books and articles concerned with the 19th-century piano concerto, and various aspects of jazz. He has performed with Bob Berg, Cecil Bridgewater, Dee Daniels, Chuck Findley, Milt Hinton, Kathy Kosins, Kitty Margolis, Andy Martin, John Mellencamp, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Shew, and others.