Steve Shapiro (born 1963) is an American music producer, session musician, and jazz vibraphonist.


Shapiro grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Yale University in 1985 after studying with artists Steve Swallow, Dave Samuels and Anthony Davis. He was an early proponent of midi synthesizers, and appeared as a sound programmer on many New York City sessions. But he eventually gave up on the electrified sound of the vibraphone, instead preferring the acoustic tone of the instrument, and a more retro approach.

His credits include major jazz and pop artists, television, feature films, commercials, multimedia, and education. He has recorded with Steely Dan (Two Against Nature), Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Ornette Coleman, Pat Martino, Regina Belle and Spyro Gyra. He has also performed with notable musicians like Marc Johnson, Curtis Fuller and Jimmy Heath.

Shapiro has released 3 CDs with Nashville guitarist Pat Bergeson, including the 2005 session Low Standards.

Recordings as Leader

Xylophobia (Curious/Sons of Sound), with Pat Bergeson, Marc Johnson, Danny Gottlieb, Kevin Hays, Tim Ries, Mike Davis, Jim Hynes (2002),

Low Standards (Sons of Sound), with Pat Bergeson, Doug Weiss, Scott Kreitzer, Jeff Williams, Annie Sellick (2005),

Backward Compatible, with Pat Bergeson, Annie Sellick, Marc Johnson and others (2008),

See also


List of vibraphonists,

External links

Artist website,

Sons of Sound Records