Steinway Piano Gallery

Sandwich & A Steinway

Lunch Time Concert Series on select Wednesdays from Noon-1pm at the Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee. Suggested Donation $5.

Wednesday, May 1st - MYSO Musicians, Holly Venkitaswaran & Alex Mortensen

MYSO Students Holly Venkitaswaran, flute and Alex Mortensen, oboe will play a lunchtime concert of the following program:

Telemann - Canonic Sonata No. 1 in G Major 
J. S Bach - Partita for Solo Flute in A Minor BWV 1013 
Persichetti - Parable for Solo English Horn 
G. P Telemann - Fantasia No. 5 for Solo Flute in C Major 
G.P Telemann - Fantasia No. 6 for Solo Flute in D Minor
Benjamin Britten - Pan and Bacchus from Six Metamorphosis After Ovid
Naudot - Sonata for Two Flutes in D Minor

Wednesday, May 15th - MYSO Quintet

Holly Venkitaswaran, flute
Alex Mortensen, oboe
Braden Graham, clarinet
Ben Turner, bassoon
Kiana Ratay, horn  

Cambini - Wind Quintet No. 1 in B Flat Major 
Pfeiffer - Pastorale in A Major Opus 71 
Reicha - Quintet No. 2 in E-Flat Opus 88 
Taffanel - Quintette pour Instruments a Vent

Wednesday, May 29th - Sandwich & a Steinway Sue Russell, Todd Holmes & Ray Tabs

Sue Russell - Voice, Todd Holmes - Bass and Ray Tabs - Piano will play a Jazz Concert.

Sue began singing professionally at age 9. She worked in Milwaukee in the Supperclub scene in the 70s and early 80s with Brandywine. During that time Sue was also doing jingle work for local businesses (including the Mike Crivello Wonderful World of Cameras jingle which still plays today) Her jazz quartet was a regular at the Grove for 10 years and most currently beginning a 4 year run every month at Allys Bistro.

Todd Holmes has been a professional jazz musician for over 50 years. He has appeared at the Performing Arts Center, the Pabst Theater, Rainbow Summer, Summerfest's Jazz Oasis, County Stadium for the Kool Jazz Festival, the Third Ward Jazz Festival, the Lakefront Arts Festival, the Jerry Lewis Telethon (both locally and nationally), every local television station, and jazz clubs and country clubs to numerous to list. As a member of Cooler Near the Lake and the Bill Schmidt Jazz Ensemble, he has been nominated twice for a WAMI Award for jazz artists of the year.

Ray Tabs has played as a full time musician in Milwaukee for 75 years in addition to producing and arranging for many jazz musicians. In the 60’s and 70’s he could sometimes play as many as three gigs a day. A lunch performance, a five o clock cocktail hour gig and an evening at one of the many well known jazz clubs of the day like Sardino’s and the Bull Ring. You may remember The Ray Tabs Trio featuring Penny Goodwin as one of his most popular long running groups.


Wednesday, June 12th: Sandwich & a Steinway with Ted Oliver and Marcell Guyton, Dueling Pianos!


Ted Oliver began playing piano at the relatively late age of 15 as a sophomore in high school. By the age of 18 he was admitted as a jazz piano major at Webster University in St. Louis where he studied theory, performance, arranging and history in both jazz and classical piano. While taking bit gigs here and there during his college years, in 1982 Ted became a full time musician and has been one ever since. Gigging in the hyper competitive St. Louis music scene six nights a week, Ted was able to hone his chops as an in demand piano/keyboard player.

In 1988, while playing with the Ralph Butler Band in St. Louis, Ted accepted a position with the baddest band out of Phoenix AZ - Straight From the Heart. Traveling all over the country he stayed with SFTH for 3 years and eventually the band relocated back to Phoenix. It was there in 1991, that he was introduced to the Dueling Pianos scene after seeing DP pioneer Rod Summers (may he RIP) perform at Margret's at 10 Downing Street in Scottsdale AZ. Since the salad days in AZ, Ted has performed in many of the best Dueling Pianos rooms in the country and has performed with many of the best Dueling Pianos performers.

Marcell Guyton is a Milwaukee-based professional piano player and singer.  His diverse music catalog and strong work ethic comes from over 30 years in the business, traveling throughout the country and the world.   In addition to his solo show,he is also the founder and band leader for a popular local band called The Rhythm Kings.   Whether performing his solo act or with the band, he is available to entertain at a variety of venues including clubs, corporate functions, casinos, popular fairs & festivals as well as private events and weddings.  You can find him playing in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas an average of four or five nights a week, occasionally playing two shows in one day.  His genre of music spans a wide variety from Johnny Cash to Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson to Billy Joel and everything in between.  So if you're looking for a guaranteed night of dancing, singing and partying, check his schedule and then have some fun!  

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