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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, Steven started playing piano from a young age. As an adolescent, he attended Lexington High School and the New England Conservatory of Music after-school program. He attended NYU where he got a degree in Jazz Studies and Economics. After graduating, he stayed in New York to pursue a career in jazz.
Steven has twice been a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, in 2011 and in 2018. He also earned a Master of Music in Jazz Composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 2018.
As a composer and orchestrator, he has written for artists such as Danny Janklow, Michael Dease, Ulysses Owens, Chris Norton, and Chad Lefkowitz-Brown. He has, with his big band, collaborated with The Catskill Jazz Factory on numerous occasions: in 2015, on a grant from the 23 Arts Initiative, Feifke wrote an original arrangement of George Gershwin's 1924 Rhapsody in Blue for performance with his big band. in 2019, he composed and orchestrated a new composition to be played at the New Generation Festival in Italy.
As a teacher, Steven has taught as a resident at multiple institutions around the US. In 2017, he lectured on orchestration and harmony at Yale University, and developed a curriculum about civil rights in the US and its relationship with jazz pedagogy for Arts Mid-Hudson; in 2019, he served as a Guest Artist in Residence at Moravian College. He is additionally an instructor at the Rockport Jazz Workshop in Rockport, Massachusetts.
|Steven Feifke||Peace In Time||2015||Independent|
|Benny Benack III & Steven Feifke||Season's Swingin' Greetings||2019||Ring Road Recordings|
|Danny Janklow||World's Collide||2019||Outside in Music|
|Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and Sonic Magic||Live at The Bridge||2019||Independent|
|Chad Lefkowitz-Brown||Standard Sessions||2018||Independent|
|Andrew Gould||First Things First||2018||Outside in Music|
|Ulysses Owens||Falling Forward||2017||Spice of Life Records|
|Derek Ganong||Of Lesser Parts||2013||Independent|
|Andrew Gould||First Things First||2018||Outside in Music||Composer on "The Golden Ratio"|
|Chris Norton||Mr Chris Norton||2018||Unknown||Arranger on "Confessin'", "Just a Gigolo; Conductor on "On The Street Where You Live", "Kiss of Fire", "Confessin'", "Just a Gigolo", "Buona Sera"|
|Chad Lefkowitz-Brown||Onward||2017||Independent||Arranger on "All of You", "Giant Steps", "Isn't She Lovely", "The Nearness of You"|
|Joe Benjamin and a Mighty Handful||Swing Migration||2017||Independent||Arranger on "Lion In a Poke"|
In the media
- Correspondent, Grace Griffin Globe; February 4, Updated; 2020; Comments, 4:09 p m Email to a Friend Share on Facebook Share on TwitterPrint this Article View. "A hometown tradition as jazz pianist Steven Feifke returns to Regattabar for 11th year - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- Magazine, JAZZIZ (2015-07-08). "Steven Feifke". JAZZIZ Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- ""Season's Swingin' Greetings!" Benny Benack III with Steven Feifke Big Band - Tickets - Birdland Jazz Club - New York, NY - December 8th, 2019". www.birdlandjazz.com. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- Staff, James H. Burnett III Globe; September 9; 2011; Comments, 1:26 p m Email to a Friend Share on Facebook Share on TwitterPrint this Article View. "Hitting all the key notes - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "Alumni: Alumni News". Manhattan School of Music. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- "The Chad Lefkowitz-Brown Quartet at the Underbrook – Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective". campuspress.yale.edu. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "Steve Tyrell Back to Cafe Carlyle for 15th Holiday Season". www.theaterpizzazz.com. 4 December 2019. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- Vegas, Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center 361 Symphony Park Avenue Las; NV. "Santino Fontana with Bryan Carter, Steven Feifke, and Charlie Rosen". Nevada Public Radio. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "Randy Brecker & The Chad LB Quartet – Litchfield Jazz Festival". Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- Forster, Chris (2018-11-22). "Materializing Ulysses". Oxford Scholarship Online. doi:10.1093/oso/9780190840860.003.0007.
- "Standards Old, New & Blue with the Steven Feifke Big Band". 23Arts. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "CJF in Europe: New Generation Festival @ Palazzo Corsini, Florence". CATSKILL JAZZ FACTORY. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "The Steven Feifke Trio at the Underbrook – Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective". campuspress.yale.edu. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- "Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra". shautjazz. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- Furst, Kaitlyn. "Ten Questions for Jazz Artist Steven Feifke". The Comenian. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- Blagg, Chris. "Rockport Music – Jazz Workshop Faculty". Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- Track, Inside. "Season's Swingin' Greetings". JAZZIZ Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "Danny Janklow | Worlds Collide". Outside in Music. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "Chad LB & Sonic Magic - Live at The Bridge". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- Unknown (2018-10-16). "Republic of Jazz: Chad Lefkowitz-Brown - Standard Sessions (SOUND FRAME RECORDS 2018)". Republic of Jazz. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- Jazz, All About. "Andrew Gould: First Things First album review @ All About Jazz". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "Ulysses Owens Jr.'s New Album "Falling Forward" | News | Regal Tip". www.regaltip.com. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- "CHAD LEFKOWITZ-BROWN - Onward". Jazz Views. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- "Of Lesser Parts, by Derek Ganong". Derek Ganong. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- "Mr Chris Norton". Bryan Davis. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- "Frank Basile Discography". www.jazzdiscography.com. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
- "Swing Migration, by Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful". Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful. Retrieved 2020-04-24.
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