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Welcome to my website! My ArtistShare® project is called Concerto for Folded Space and will feature ten new compositions that I have penned that are all programmatically informed by a science fiction book I have also written. The book is called The Dover Stone and the CD project will reflect those stories in a groove-based modern jazz style that is cinematic in scope. Along with my wonderful group The Eclectric Band, the CD will be graced by guest artists Jimmy Pankow, Bob Mintzer, Jason Scheff, Keith Howland  Arlington Jones and Maniacal 4.

Stop on by the ArtistShare® Concerto for Folded Space page and sign up to join in the adventure!

Concerto for Folded Space

Click on the "Projects" tab on this website to learn more about this exciting creative journey. Featuring myself with The Eclectic Electric Band  and some amazing special guests, Concerto for Folded Space is a programmatic exploration of my novel The Dover Stone.

The Eclectic Electric Band:
Stockton Helbing: Drums
Ryan Davidson: Guitar
Noel Johnston: Guitar
Braylon Lacy: Bass
Daniel Pardo: Flutes
Special Guests:
James Pankow: Trombone
Bob Mintzer: woodwinds
Arlington Jones: Piano

A groove-based modern jazz-textured collection of ten pieces, the project will  represent themes, ideas, and characters from The Dover Stone universe via two guitars, lots of trombones, a fleet of flutes, bass and drums and a Jackson Pollock-like post-tracking studio compositional mix.

I hope to see you soon at the Concerto for Folded Space!

Multiple Grammy-nominated jazz artist Steve Wiest is known for his fresh cutting edge writing as well as his extroverted virtuoso trombone playing. His path to recognition began with a four-year stint as trombonist and composer with Maynard Ferguson. During this period Steve appeared on two Ferguson projects ("Storm" and "Live from San Francisco") a video project (The Playboy Jazz Festival) and penned a number of works for Maynard including "South 21st Shuffle".  His YouTube solo on Denis DiBlasio's arrangement of "Don't Stop" from this era has been described as one of the most exciting of it's kind on the Internet.

After leaving the Ferguson band in 1985, Wiest went on to complete a Master's in Jazz Studies at The University of North Texas. During his time at UNT in the 1980's, Steve wrote for and performed on seven different recordings with Neil Slater’s One O'Clock Lab Band.

Upon leaving UNT, Steve began a long and accomplished career as a clinician-guest artist while becoming a regular with The Doc Severinsen Big Band. Working with greats such as Eugene “Snooky” Young, Conte Candoli and Ernie Watts on Doc's band during this period while continuing to write... [read more]