Steve Einerson - Piano
Pianist Steve Einerson was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. While in high school, he developed an interest in jazz and began to study jazz piano at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music under the direction of then-Milwaukee-resident David Hazeltine. After earning his college degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1996, he freelanced in the Milwaukee, WI / Chicago, IL area until relocating to New York City in 2004.
Steve has performed at venues and jazz festivals across the country and around the world. He has had the great privilege of sharing the stage with many superb musicians over the years, including Marlena Shaw, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Brian Lynch, Killer Ray Appleton, Slide Hampton, and many more.
In 1996, Steve received the Downbeat Magazine award for best composition at the collegiate level for his selection Not Nuthin. Later, in 2004, Steve was selected as a finalist to compete in the national jazz piano competition sponsored by the American Pianists Association in Indianapolis, IN.