If we had to choose a composer that unites classical music & jazz in a very original way, then one of our first choices would most certainly come to Steve Barta!

This pianist, composer, arranger and a producer has 15 recordings so far that reflect many of his influences, particularly Brazilian, jazz and classical. Among them, Another life Brazil and Blue River, maybe stand out the most and they were marked by Barta’s colaboration with many jazz legends like Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Dori Caymmi and Paulinho da Costa.

Also a Stainway artist, In Barta’s opus you can find the contemplative and dreamy piano pieces and a great music for the young ones – his album Jumpin Jazz Kids: A Swinging Jungle Tale brought him a grammy nomination for the best Children album. He is also a music educator with over 30 years of experience teaching intermediate to advanced students, educators and professional musicians.

Reflecting his love of American jazz standards, Steve arranged some of the most well loved songs by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, George Shearing, Michel Legrand and Irving Berlin.

His latest musical project is something not to be missed: the orchestral arangement of the famous Bolling’s Suite for flute and jazz piano which was described as a brilliantly effective. By creating an arangement for jazz quartet, string quartet and orchestra we heard Bolling’s Suite in a whole new light! Check it out!