After more than thirty-five years as a composer, arranger/orchestrator, pianist, producer and music educator, Jeff Steinberg's work continues to span the professional spectrum which includes spectacular 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 recent 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 recent 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 currently serves 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.
As producer/arranger of the newly-released Brazilian Christmas album spotlighting pianist Lori Mechem and her sextet with orchestra, Jeff Steinberg continues to create high quality, listenable jazz for music lovers of all tastes and generations.
Ford Motor Company
The Bell System
U.S. Postal Service
National Dairy Council
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
American Federal Bank
The Ford Foundation
Deere & Company
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Clark Equipment Company
Bonneville Power Administration
American Cancer Society
The Sandy Corporation
Johnnie Taylor (CBS)
Maynard Ferguson (CBS)
Count Basie (RCA)
Cut Glass (20th Century)
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)
Leslie Uggams (Motown)
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra
The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
The London Symphony Orchestra
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Scottish National Orchestra
The Statler Brothers Variety Show (TNN)
C.L. Barnhouse Company
William Allen Music
Theodore Presser Company
“Diary of Changes” (1979)
1976: Bicentennial Award – National Endowment for the Arts
1986: Composed Original Score for “Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse”
1987: Composed Original Score for “River of Power” (PBS Documentary)
1988: Composed Original Music for Pontiac (Industrial Presentation)
1988: Composed and Adapted Score for “Encore on Woodward – Detroit’s Fox Theatre” (PBS Documentary Produced by Academy Award Winners Sue Marx & Pamela Conn and Narrated by Bob Hope)
1992: Scored Original Music for the United States Pavilion at EXPO’92 – Genoa, Italy
1993: Scored Original Music for TimeLife “Sword & Sorcery” Series
1996: Scored Music for The Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary Nationwide Tour
1997: Arranged & Orchestrated the Original Themes of Don Henley (The Eagles) and Sting for The London Philharmonic Orchestra Recording of “Music from Walden Woods”
1999: Composed, Arranged & Orchestrated Original Music for The London Symphony Orchestra Recording of “Arlington – The Sound of Honor Passing”
Orchestrations for the New York production of “The Great Unknown” (Music & Lyrics by “Pump Boys and Dinettes” Composer Jim Wann–Book by “Big River” Author William Hauptman)
Arranged & Orchestrated numerous recordings (Victoria’s Secret, Zamfir, Vienna Boys Choir among others) for The London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras
2001: Composed, Arranged and Produced “Friends & Heroes” An original jazz album featuring jazz legend Buddy DeFranco
Music director/producer/pianist for tenor Mike Eldred (“Les Miserables”, “For The Glory”, “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame”). In 2011, they co-produced and are currently appearing around the country with the symphony POPS presentation “The Very Best Of John Denver.”
2001–2005: POPS Conductor–Nashville Symphony Orchestra
2005: Composed, Orchestrated and Produced original score for “The Open Road” (PBS)
2010: Arranged and Conducted 6 Selections for “Bold As Brass” (CD and Performance at Royal Albert Hall for Sir Cliff Richard)
2011: Arranged and Orchestrated “Yesterday Once More–A Tribute to The Carpenters” A Symphony POPS Touring concert produced by Jim Brickman
2012: Composed, Orchestrated and Produced original score for “A Place Called Sunnylands” (The Annenberg Estate)
2015: Arranged and conducted horns and strings on Sturgill Simpson’s Atlantic Records release “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth”, winner of the 2017 GRAMMY for Best Country Album of the Year.