The Triangle Traditional Jazz Society presents Andy Stein master violinist and woodwind player from New York City, who for over 20 years has been the jazz violinist with Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion" and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. He has been featured soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli and many others.
Andy Stein brings his special brand of traditional swing and New Orleans style Jazz to the Triangle at the Glenwood Club in Raleigh on Sunday, October 15th at 3:00 pm.
with Andy are:
along with Gregg Gelb (Clarinet); Dave Wright (Trombone); Greg Cagle (Cornet); and Court Stewart (Piano) - all from the Second Line Stompers.
Andy Stein is a musician with a checkered past. Besides freelancing as a violinist/violist in chamber and orchestra groups in his native New York, he has recorded with Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo, Marilyn Horne, Frederica Von Stade, toured China with a string quartet, and performed concertos with orchestras in New York, Chicago, New England, Pacific Northwest, and the South. He has appeared on numerous television programs including Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Great performances (PBS) and As The World Turns (CBS). He has also been a featured soloist in a number of Broadway Shows, including the Lincoln Center production of "Anything Goes," and the 1990's Broadway revivals of "Guys and Dolls" and "Fiddler on the Roof." He has produced records of rock 'n' roll and jazz, and conducted on radio and television.
Andy entered the popular music field as a founding member of Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, where his distinctive style on violin and saxophone added a swing element to this beloved rock 'n' roll band of the early '70's. He subsequently worked with Asleep at the Wheel, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker Band, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Alan Menken, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Smashing Pumpkins, Grover Washington Jr., Chakka Kahn, Diane Reeves, Barabara Cook, Audra McDonald, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Memphis Horns, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston, Kathie Lee Gifford, Manhattan Transfer, Tony Bennet, Carol King, James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, etc. and garnered a Grammy award in 1978. He has performed for two Presidents of the United States, the President of the Dominican Republic, four mayors of New York, and for the Native American occupying force on Alcatraz.