John Steiner - Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer, Improviser and Arranger


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Originally from New York City, John began his professional career as a keyboardist for the pop singing group New Edition. In 1985, the band – and John – went west to Los Angeles; it was there that he met longtime friend and collaborator J S Kingfisher, who later produced John's three piano recordings, Out of the Blue, Into the Green and Impressions.

John moved to San Francisco in 1989, where he earned a B.A. in Music from San Francisco State University. He is the composer and pianist for the San Francisco Center for Spiritual Living, and the First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael.

He has three piano collections on the Philomuse label: Out of the Blue,  Into the Green, and Impressions. 

from an interview with Patheos:

"I feel most connected to the flow of spirit when channeling new music," says the composer of Into the Green (Philomuse), the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed album, Out of the Blue. "Many of my improvisations eventually become written compositions ending up on my CDs. My intention is to bring healing vibrations to the world through my music."

Performance highlights: 

New Edition & Bobby Brown: toured throughout the 1980s

Matt Venuti & the Venusians : Cancun, Mexico & Kona, Hawaii 

Shabaz: Montreal Jazz Festival, Celebrate Brooklyn, NYC and Grand Performances Los Angeles

Scoring: created soundtrack for Gene Gore's one-woman show 

Cheesecake & Demerol

Alfred Hernandez, filmmaker: composed music for many of Mr. Hernandez's films and videos

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