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About Steve Sieck


Steve Sieck is a late-blooming songwriter fluent in many styles, including adult pop, R&B/hip-hop, jazz, rock, and country, and an accomplished vocalist, keyboard player, and arranger.
Childhood performances on piano and clarinet; keyboardist/lead singer roles in popular local/regional rock bands in high school; classical music studies at the University of Iowa and Hunter College; and a brief early career as a keyboardist and arranger in New York City established a foundation for singing, playing, and composing whose flame continued to burn through decades as a successful management consultant.
Several years ago, in response to a challenge to “write a song tonight,” Steve discovered a hitherto-neglected gift for lyrics as well as music, and he has developed into a prolific songwriter. “Complaint Letters to God,” his evening of original songs and standards by Adam Guettel, Tom Waits, Kurt Weil, Brian Wilson and Stevie Wonder, was produced in 2006 at St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, where he also frequently performs in special events such as the acclaimed annual Good Friday Blues service. With a long-standing interest in the 1930s agit-prop musical theater of Brecht-Weill, Marc Blitzstein and others, in 2009 he received praise from the New York Times for his performance in Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock, in a role he recently reprised in performances at Theatre 80 St. Marks as part of the HOWL Festival.
Steve recently made his NYC cabaret solo debut at Don't Tell Mama, in a show appropriately entitled, "Better Late Than Never." He continues to hone his craft in performance and songwriting workshops, and recording new songs at home with microphone, keyboard, and laptop computer.
Next steps for Steve include moving in a more jazz-centric direction, and establishing a working trio for gigs in the NYC/Hudson Valley region.

Steve Sieck joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 01, 2011