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Jim Steele, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Jim Steele, "Neptune Rising"

 

Carl Coan

Howard Dukes, Spoken word, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

March 27, 2008 Concert

 

Jim Steele

“For years Jim Steele has been an in-demand jazz and session keyboard player in the Fort Wayne area, even snagging the Best Keyboard Player Whammy in 2001." -Jason Hoffman, “Whatzup: Heartland Art, Entertainment & Recreation”.

Jim Steele has performed extensively around his home base in Indiana, and has made appearances in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and New York City at the legendary Blue Note jazz club. He has shared the stage with artists such as Ernie Watts and Richie Cole, and led his own groups pursuing original music. Jim has written hundreds of compositions, from jazz, fusion, and progressive rock to piano solo, chamber, and electronic works. Jim has appeared on numerous recordings, including his own “Who’s There?” and “Neptune Rising”. “For years Jim Steele has been an in-demand jazz and session keyboard player in the Fort Wayne area, even snagging the Best Keyboard Player Whammy in 2001. But until the recent release of Neptune Rising fans have had to console themselves with solitary tracks on compilation albums” (Jason Hoffman, from “Whatzup: Heartland Art, Entertainment & Recreation”).

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Check out Jim's recording "Neptune Rising". Personnel: Jim Steele (keyboards), Tim Beeler (bass),
Kent Klee (drums).
 

 

Carl Coan

Carl Coan attended Berklee College Of Music and received his Bachelors and Masters degree in saxophone performance from IUSB. He has written two Michael Brecker transcription books and the John Coltrane solo transcription book for Hal Leonard Publishing. He also has solo transcriptions in David Liebman's Chromatic Concept book. Carl has played in the Chicago area for the last 20 years and has recorded and performed with Victor Wooten, Richie Cole, David Liebman, Frankie Avalon, Bo Didley, and Leslie Gore, just to name a few. He teaches privately in Merrillville and South Bend.

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Howard Dukes

Howard is writer and poet. He is also a staff writer for the South Bend Tribune.
Contact information: 574-235-6369,
hdukes@sbtinfo.com

 


Visit David S. Hachen Jr.'s website for more photos.

Quartet-Steele, Coan, Merrimans, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Steele, Coan, Merrimans, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Carl Coan at Merrimans' Playhouse

Merrimans' Playhouse with Carl Coan, Stephen Merriman

Mary Merriman on bass at Merrimans' Playhouse

Mary Merriman (Andrzejewski) and Stephen Merriman, Carl Coan, Jim Steele, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Carl Coan, Jim Steele, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Stephen Merriman, Carl Coa, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

photos by David S. Hachen Jr.


This concert sponsored by David Banga, SBCRC (printing) and Merrimans' Complete Piano Service.
Executive Producer Robert Easley
Partnering with Century Center

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