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Steve Schaeffer

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Steve Schaeffer noted Hollywood recording musician started his career in New York City. At the age of 14, Steve was part of Marshall Brown's Newport Youth Band, a band made up the best young Jazz players in the New York, and Tri-state areas. At 17 Steve joined the Al Cohn/Zoot Sims Quintet at the famed Half Note in NYC. At 19 Steve joined Doc Severinson's Quintet. At 20 Steve joined Sarah Vaughn and stayed for 2 1/2 years, this band also had Chick Corea featured as Sarah’s pianist. Steve also worked with jazz greats Joe Henderson, Eddie Daniels, Monty Alexander, Bob Sheppard, Terry Trotter, Pete Christlieb, Don Menza and Mike Maineri to name a few artists. Other positions followed with Herb Alpert and the TJB, and Dreams with Randy and Michael Brecker. After 12 years on the road Steve went on to become one of Hollywood's most prominent recording musicians. He has played on more than 1000 feature films and Sound Tracks including: Jerry Goldsmith, "LA Confidential", "Airforce One", "The Edge", "Along came a Spider", "Star Trek Nemesis". John Williams, "Indiana Jones", "Close Encounters", "Amistad", "Catch Me If You Can", "War of the Worlds". Howard Shore, "Big", "Mrs. Doubtfire", "The Truth about Cats and Dogs", "The Score". Alan Silvestri, "Castaway", "Bodyguard", "Forest Gump", "Mouse Hunt", "What Lies Beneath", "What Women Want", "Polar Express" and "Beowulf" . David Newman, "Anasthasia", and "Bowfinger", "Galaxy Quest", "Ice Age", "How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days", "Serenity", "Monster-In-Law" . James Newton Howard, "The Fugitive", "Outbreak", "Space Jam", "King Kong","Babyface", "Waiting to Exhale". Michael Giacchino, "The Incredibles". Teddy Shapiro "Fun with Dick and Jane", "Tropic Thunder". Randy Newman "Meet the Fockers", "Pleasantville", "Monsters Inc", "Toy Stories I & II", "Cars", and on many other films with Bill Conti, Dave Grusin, Patrick Williams, and Henry Mancini. Steve has also been featured on hundreds of television Shows including the current hit animated show “American Dad & Family Guy”. Dozens of Gold and Platinum records ranging from Barbra Steisand’s Broadway albums both 1 & 2 and Toots Thielmans “Brazil 2 , to GRP recordings with Diane Shurr and Stan Getz "Timeless" and Harry Connick Jr., Steve has also played more than 12 Grammy Award Shows and Academy Awards Shows.
Steve plays Yamaha Maple Custom Kits, Zildjian Cymbals and uses Vic Firth Sticks exclusively.

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