Steve Newcomb

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 2, 1976    

Australian pianist and composer Steve Newcomb completed his doctoral study in composition with Jim McNeely at the Manhattan School of Music in 2013. As a Masters student at MSM from 1999-2001 in Jazz piano performance, Newcomb had Kenny Barron, Garry Dial, John Riley, Mike Abene and the late Manny Albam as mentors.

Steve’s recent projects in Australia include the duo with the distinctive and creative vocalist/lyricist Hannah Macklin, with whom he released “Paper Cranes” in 2010, and the 10-piece West End Composers Collective, which has released two highly acclaimed studio albums “Downstream” and “Driving Hat”. Steve has appeared on two recordings by the group VNMG (featuring Will Vinson, Thomas Morgan and Peter Gabis), which bear the titles “Short Stories: People, Places, Times,” and “Down Homeless.” He has also led a piano trio with Eugene Romaniuk (bass) and Ken Edie (drums), and co-formed The Local Group with Edie and virtuoso guitarist James Sherlock....
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QSong Award 2009 (Macklin & Newcomb)
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Ben Folds and WASO performing Ben's song "Boxing" Orchestration by Steve Newcomb

Ben Folds and The National Symphony Orchestra performing Ben's song "Evaporated" Orchestrated by Steve Newcomb

And again with WASO

Katie Noonan and Sumptuous performing Katie's song "Time" Arranged by Steve Newcomb