27 years old with over 1,000 gigs/performances to date (1st professional gig at age ten!). Carnegie Hall debut in 2010. All clients happy. Plays all genres, huge repertoire, easy to work with. Vocalist too. Extensive CORPORATE, private, fund raising, festival, restaurant, accompaniment experience. Steven Solomon plays a wide variety of jazz, pop, classical, holiday, and show tunes. Having Steven at the piano will help make your event extraordinary and memorable. He loves to improvise and is also an experienced/fast study sight reader. Steven can play at your event hours and hours without music in front of him or repeating a song. Featured on ABC-WLS TV Channel 7's "Someone You Should Know" news segment.
"I would like to thank you for your wonderful piano playing at our 'Work of Heart' dinner. Your beautiful work was a joy to listen to and the dinner was greatly enhanced by your presence...you really add elegance and class to our event... I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we enjoyed your music...Your participation in our event helped raise much needed funds for the wonderful children at PACTT." TERRY H., PACTT FOUNDATION.
"What a wonderful job you have done at each of our After Hour Events! You are such a wonderfully talented young man and we are so honored to have you entertain our customers and community members."
KURSTEN H., NORTH COMMUNITY BANK.
There are very few Chicago pianists of any age that have had the playing experience and versatility that Steven already possesses at such an early age. Steven was a child prodigy, starting lessons at age 4 and going professional at age 10. Steven's client list and places played is a 'who's who' of Chicago. Steven has played for Chicago's former Mayor and Illinois' former Governor, the late Maggie Daley, different Chicago Aldermen, private parties for corporate CEOs, bank presidents, Kraft Foods, Marshall Fields, Macy's, Walnut Room, Peninsula Hotel, Signature Room on the 95th, CIC Corp, International Lions Club, select clients of high end event planners and so many more. He has performed in Chicago at Symphony Center six times, Pritzker Stage at Millennium Park, Jazz Showcase, Green Mill Jazz Club, United Center, Navy Pier and more. He had a seven year run at popular Chicago restaurant, and is in a current long run at another popular Chicago restaurant, Ethiopian Diamond in Edgewater.
Played at Chicago Jazz Festival, Lincoln Park Festival, Old Town Art Fair, Park West Antique Fair, Edgewater Art Fair, Lakeview East Fine Art Fair, Al Sears Jazz Festival and more. He has performed at fund raisers for PAWS Chicago, Edgewater Historical Society, Griffin Theatre, Rivendell Theatre, Alderman Mary Ann Smith and more. He has played around the country at Disneyland, Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park, Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, Rincon Center in San Francisco, University of Maryland, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, Lyon College and more. Steven is also an accomplished and experienced accompanist. Along with accompanying individual singers and instrumentalists, he has been hired by choral groups such as the Edgewater Singers and different elementary schools and high schools as an accompanist to students and student groups.
Steven also gives back to the community. He has performed numerous times at senior centers and nursing homes and retirement communities. Nearly every year, since the age of 11, Steven volunteers playing the piano and entering guests on Thanksgiving Day at a community event where over 1,000 needy residents of Uptown are served a free Thanksgiving Day dinner.
Steven is also an award winning pianist, winning the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Keiwitt-Wang Jazz Mentorship Award, The Union League Jazz Award and others. Steven was accepted to the college music programs at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Berklee School of Music in Boston, Lawrence Conservatory of Music and others, including the School of Music at Western Illinois University, where he enrolled and was awarded the school's highest academic full ride four year scholarship, as well as a four year Music Talent Grant and the Collins Jazz Piano Scholarship. He graduated in 2012, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. At Western he took studios in both jazz and classical piano.
Steven currently is in demand as a solo pianist, singer and accompanist. Has Duo/Trio/Quartet too.He composes music, transcribes music and gives private music lessons to all ages. He also writes and performs original pop music under his band name moniker "Skatterplot" and in February 2014 released his debut CD of original pop songs "Digital Woman." A few years ago he also released a solo piano Holiday CD "Traditional Christmas Tunes - All Jazzed Up." And Steven looks great in a tuxedo ;)
I'm looking forward to talking with you and providing quality and memorable entertainment for you, your guests, and clients. Thanks, Steve