Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Katy Stephan, Joel Chapman, and Tim Silva
Three songwriters with one piano, one guitar, and a myriad of original songs, venturing genre-blind over untamed terrain between pop, classical, musical theatre, and cabaret with wit, harmonies, and heart. Joel, Katy, and Tim will perform separately and together, along with special guests including Rebecca Seeman and her amazing wine glass organ. First chance to get Katy Stephan's new album, Our Trespasses, which comes with a treasure map in a bottle.
$18 - For tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets.
$20 - cash at the door
Katy Stephan's music is both sweet and salty, delicate and powerful. Her voice has been featured in major motion picture soundtracks, TV movies and theme songs, and even in childrens toys. She has created original music for theatre productions (Porchlight Theatre, Word For Word, Upon These Boards, and Azeotrope Theatre), modern dance (Project Agora, Copious Dance, Theatre, Counterpointe, and Requisite Dance) and circus (Vau de Vire). Stephan has been a soloist with the Oakland East Bay Symphony for their concert versions of Candide, Follies and Leonard Bernstein's Mass, and appeared with the Pacific Mozart Ensemble as a soloist and chorus member on the Grammy- nominated recording of Mass with Kent Nagano and the Deutsche Symphonie. A collection of original songs that Katy recorded at home for National Solo Album Month was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Best Local Releases” of that year; and for three straight years she wrote, recorded and posted a new original song every week on her website. Her sacred solos are sold internationally, and she has been pianist in residence at San Francisco's Comstock Saloon for more than seven years. She offers beautiful sonic valentines handcrafted from oaths, prayers, curses, feathers and frills.
Joel Chapman is a San Francisco-based conductor, bass-baritone, and songwriter. Passionate for musical theater, Joel’s “I Want” song in life is to make art in his community that satisfies at least two out of three of the following criteria: funny • original • impactful. A sought after low bass, he sings professionally with Volti, an ensemble that performs and animates new works, and Endersnight, a choir specializing in Renaissance music. Joel’s biggest inspirations are Ben Folds, Stephen Sondheim, and Clickhole. He is a co-creator of Gravity, a new musical featured as a finalist in the 2017 Eugene O’Neill National Music Theater Conference and seen in the Bay Area at the TheatreWorks New Works Festival. Recent theatrical credits: Tinderella (music director/orchestrator, Custom Made Theatre Co & Faultline Theater), Voices of the Quilt (music director, Custom Made Theatre Co), Sweeney Todd (music director/Judge Turpin, SF Bay Area Theater Company), Macbeth (sound designer, Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), The Last Five Years (music director, Stanford Asian American Theater Project), Sunday in the Park with George (music director, Stanford University). Joel is a Stanford graduate and holds an M.A. in Music, Science, & Technology and a B.A. in Music. joelchapmanmusic.com
Tim Silva, aka 'Timmy Bimmy', is a choir nerd on the edge. Never able to maintain focus or stay in one musical world long enough, Bimmy has collected many instruments and names of bands he used to be in. For the last several years, he has been living and working with songwriters, helping hone their songs, and writing his own. A classically trained and diverse performer, Tim draws influence from the grunge bands of the 90's, the folk bands of the 60's, and favors groovy, oscillating progressions as foundations for concise writing and clear singing.