Steve Allee, pianist, composer and arranger hails from
Indianapolis, Indiana, the hometown of jazz legends Wes
Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton and J.J. Johnson.
Touring with the Buddy Rich Orchestra at age 19, Steve’s passion
for the piano and jazz were evident to the audiences and all who
performed with him.
Steve’s big band CD, Downtown Blues, was nominated for a
Grammy® award with bassist John Clayton and drummer John
VonOhlen. Allee's first national solo CD, The Magic Hour,
released on Noteworthy Records, landed at #14 on the Gavin
national radio poll. His writing credits include composing the
soundtrack for the film inspired by the book by Dan Wakefield
titled, New York In The Fifties. He presented the original music
for the film at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Steve
recently completed the soundtrack for the film of the 1954-55
Crispus Attucks basketball team, starring Oscar Robertson
titled, Something To Cheer About.
His experience with such great players as Slide Hampton, James
Moody, Rufus Reid Quintet, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker,Phil
Woods, Curtis Fuller, Buddy Rich Orchestra, Jeff Hamilton, John
Clayton, Tim Hagans, Scott Wendholt, Charles Rouse, Steve
Houghton, John Riley, Ira Sullivan, Ed Thigpen, Eddie
"Cleanhead" Vinson, Rich Perry, Milt Hinton, Gary Campbell, Don
Braden, Jim Snidero, Jim Rotundi, Bobby Shew and Dianne
Schuur has given him the musical depth and clarity that you hear
in every performance.
His performance and numerous network television writing
credits with Los Angeles Post Music © include Chicago Hope,
Mad About You, Martha Stewart, Friends, Nash Bridges, NYPD Blue,
Dharma and Greg and Touched by an Angel.