The Music of Steps Ahead
feat. Mike Mainieri

added on 20 February, 2016 | under Concert Series, just added, WHAT'S ON
Mike Mainieri with the SNJO

Michael Mainieri is an award-winning jazz vibes player, a renowned producer, arranger and composer and is best known for his work with the influential jazz/fusion group Steps Ahead.

Steps Ahead - Istanbul-Turkey

Richard Bona, Mike Stern, Bill Evans, Steve Smith, Mike Mainieri

In the 1980’s, advances in music technology took jazz in new directions, and Mainieri was among the first to grasp its potential. He’s especially recognized for synthesising electronic sounds with the organic cool of the vibraphone in order to create something entirely fresh and new.

The Steps Ahead project is widely admired for its ambitious music, and its ever-changing line-up has featured dozens of influential figures such as Steve Gadd, Mike Brecker, Eddie Gomez and Don Grolnick.

Mainieri has routinely taken the vibraphone to unexpected places in a diverse career that has included performances alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Zappa and Joe Lovano. His primary focus however, continues with Steps Ahead, and this vibrant concert series with the SNJO sees the opening of a new and exciting chapter.



Concert Dates

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

Date City Venue
Fri, 10 Jun  2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
The Music of Steps Ahead
85-89 Clerk St.
0131 668 2019
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Sat, 11 Jun  2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Glasgow Royal Conservatoire
The Music of Steps Ahead
100 Renfrew Street.
0141 332 5057
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Sun, 12 Jun  2016 Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in Dundee Gardyne Theatre
The Music of Steps Ahead
Gardyne Road.
01382 434940
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'The SNJO deserved all the praise Kurt Elling so graciously lavished on them.'

Sponsors: We thank our sponsors Creative Scotland, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dundee Council for their continued support as well as the management teams at our regular venues, The Queen's Hall: Edinburgh, The Music Hall: Aberdeen, Eden Court: Inverness and Caird Hall: Dundee.

Creative ScotlandRoyal Conservatoire of ScotlandDundee CouncilThe Queen's Hall: EdinburghThe Music Hall: AberdeenEden Court: Inverness