Steve Newcomb is an Australian pianist and composer equally in demand for his unique touch on the piano, detailed writing, and comprehensive style of arranging that explores the realm shared
Steve Newcomb is an Australian pianist and composer equally in demand for his unique touch on the piano, detailed writing, and comprehensive style of arranging that explores the realm shared by jazz and new music. He maintains an active solo career and shares the stage with a multitude of artists, performing in various styles and making “music in a knotty zone where Thelonious Monk meets classical music” (Sydney Morning Herald).
Steve has written for a wide array of musical artists, from Ben Folds, Augie March, and The Panics in the pop world, to the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras in the classical world. As an arranger, Steve has worked with countless artists including Katie Noonan, Chris McNulty, Queensland Music Festival, Metropole Orkest, among others. He leads his own ensemble, the Steve Newcomb Orchestra, a large chamber jazz project realising original works for strings, winds, harp and voice with jazz trio.
Based in Brisbane, Steve is Senior Lecturer, Head of Jazz and the Program Director of the Bachelor of Music degree at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Steve completed both his Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees at the Manhattan School of Music.
(Wednesday) 11 July 2018, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000