Andy Stein (violin)

Andy Stein is a musician with a varied past. He has been a freelance violinist/violist in New York’s chamber and orchestra orchestras, as well as recording with Itzhak Perlman and Placido Domingo. He also performed concertos with orchestras in New York and Chicago. He has been featured on many television programs, including Late Night with David Letterman (PBS), Saturday Night Live, Great performances(PBS) as well as As The World Turns. He’s also been a featured soloist on a variety of Broadway Shows including the Lincoln Center productions of “Anything Goes” and the 1990 Broadway revivals of “Guys and Dolls”, and “Fiddler on the Roof.” He has recorded records of jazz and rock ‘n roll, as well as conducted radio and television shows. Andy was a founding member in Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen. His distinctive style on the violin and saxophone gave the rock ‘n roll band of the early 1970’s a swing feel. Asleep At the Wheel, Emmylou Harris and Merle Haggard were his other collaborators. B. B. He holds the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental 1978. He has performed for four mayors of New York and two presidents of the United States. He has performed as a soloist in Jazz with Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Paquito d’Rivera (Phil Woods), Manhattan Transfer, Jon Faddis, Dick Hyman, Jon Hendricks, Eddie Daniels, Turtle Island String Quartet, Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, Ken Peplowski, Bob Wilbur, Harold Ashby, Andy Bey, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzasirelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarello, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizza, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, Pizzarelli, among others. Stein is well-known for recreating the early jazz work of Joe Venuti. His recordings are believed to have influenced the careers of Stephane Grapelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, and others. Stein’s tributes to Joe Venuti in concert and on two CDs have been met with great critical acclaim. His violin and saxophone were heard on public radio every week for twenty-two years. He is also a member the Guys All-Star Shoe Band which was the “house band” of A Prairie Home Companion. In the Robert Altman film, the same name, he is featured both on the sound track and as a performer with Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep and others. He is a master of many styles, as his violin can be heard in many commercials, from country music to jazz, rock, gypsy, classical, and tango. His solos can be seen in many films from Hollywood and Europe including “Tom and Huck” and Disney’s “Hunchback of Notredame”, Coppola’s “Cotton Club”, various Ken Burns films, and “The Red Violin.” He is an arranger and composer who has written and orchestrated an opera with Garrison Keillor. He also scored several feature films (for Roger Corman, National Lampoon), and a TV special. Many projects have been arranged for the “Pops” orchestra. They have been performed by many orchestras in the United States and Europe, including the Symphonies of Dallas, Baltimore, Boston, New York City, National Symphony of Washington, Munich, London, and others. Joshua Bell, Nadja Salino-Sonnenberg and Pamela Frank have performed his works for orchestra and violin. His arrangement of Schubert’s string quartet “Death and the Maiden”, arranged for full orchestra following the Schubert style, has been performed by top ensembles across the Atlantic. It is now available on CD from NAXOS and recorded by the Buffalo Philharmonic, with JoAnn Falletta conducting. Andre Watts commissioned him to arrange his new piano concerto, which was inspired by another Schubert work. It has been performed with many “big city” orchestras, including the ones of Chicago and Washington, DC. To celebrate 30 years of marital bliss and performances, he was also asked to compose a duo for Violin u0026 ‘Cello called “Suite For Two”. Paul McCartney’s 1999 album, Working Classical, features his arrangement of “Junk”. He is a huge admirer of jazz arrangers from the ’20s and ’30s. He transcribed some of Duke Ellington’s early music for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Also, he recreated Paul Whiteman’s 1924 Aeolian hall concert that featured George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Stein was surrounded by classical music as a child, and his family included several notable professionals, including Lillian Fuchs, Stein’s aunt. His father was a pianist and he studied theory. He also played chamber music with friends and family on a regular basis. His chamber music background is a major reason for his success in many genres. from

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