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Biography

Steve Tirpak is a multi-talented composer, arranger and producer who plays trombone, trumpet and piano.  His signature sound is best described as a harmonious blend of unpredictable creativity with a mature and refined simplicity.  Steve has toured the world with Grammy Award winning artist John Legend and has shared the stage with Jay-Z, Alessia Cara, Kanye West, Queen Latifah, Panic! At The Disco, Erykah Badu, LL Cool J, Corinne Bailey Rae Arie, Mary J Blige, Estelle, The Roots, Nas, Buju Banton, Musiq Soulchild, Avant, Jeff Bradshaw, Avery Sunshine, JoJo and Michelle Williams.  

Steve’s musicality has taken him around the globe, performing in front of thousands at a time, in many of the world’s most famous venues.  He has graced the stage of Madison Square Garden in New York, The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Royal Albert Hall in London, The Blue Note in Tokyo, and The Coca-Cola Dome in South Africa.  He has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, The MTV VMA’s, The View, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, VH1’s Dear Mama Awards, The BET Honors and 106 & Park.  

In addition to performing, Steve has also collaborated in the studio with many of the artists already mentioned as well as Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, R. Kelly, Boyz II Men, Vivian Green, Gerald Levert, Daley, Larry Gold, Will Smith, Young Gunz and Roisin Murphy.  He has also contributed as a composer and session musician on motion picture soundtracks including HBO’s Bessie, Robots and Your’s Mine & Ours.  

Steve has written and performed with The BASSic Black All-Stars as well as orchestrated for Jay-Z’s debut concert at Carnegie Hall.  

Brooklyn Trombone Player

Musician, Producer & Arranger

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Bessie Motion Picture

Big Band Arrangement
All Trombones
Track 17 – Gimme A Pigfoot

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Wiz Khalifa - Khalifa

Trumpet and Trombone
Horn Arrangement
Track 7 – Call Waiting

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Kirk Franklin - Hello Fear

Assistant String Arranger
Entire Album

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John Legend - Get Lifted

Trumpet and Trombone
Track 7 – I Can Change

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R. Kelly - Happy People

Trumpet
Track 11 – Happy People

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Trey Songz - Passion Pain & Pleasure

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Track 12 – Unusual (feat. Drake)

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Erykah Badu - New Amerykah

Trombone
Track 9 – That Hump

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Will Smith - Lost and Found

Trumpet
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Track 1 – Here He Comes

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John Legend - Evolver

Trumpet and Trombone
Track 11 – Good Morning

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Luther Vandross - So Amazing

Trumpet
Track 13 – Love Won’t Let Me Wait

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John Legend - Once Again

Trumpet and Trombone
Track 12 – Maxine’s Interlude

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R. Kelly - Write Me Back

Trumpet
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Vivian Green - Vivian

Trumpet
Track 7 – I Like It

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Gerald Levert - Do I Speak For The World

Trumpet
Entire Album

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Roisin Murphy - Overpowered

Trombone
Track 3 – Checkin’ On Me

Michael Jackson String Arranger
Michael Jackson - Xscape

Assistant String Arranger
Track 5 – Slave To The Rhythm
Track 6 – Do You Know Where Your Children Are
Track  7 – Blue Gangsta
Track 17 – Love Never Felt So Good

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Laurin Talese - Gorgeous Chaos

Trumpet and Trombone
Horn Arranger
Track 4 – Trenchcoat
Track 7 – Winter
Track 8 – Kissing A Fool

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Boyz II Men - Throwback

Trumpet
Track 2 – Let’s Stay Together
Track 5 – Close The Door

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Eric Wortham - When I Became Myself

Trumpet
Track 10 – Is There Anybody Here

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John Legend - Live From Philadelphia

Trumpet and Trombone
Horn Arranger
Entire Album

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Young Gunz - Tough Luv

Trumpet
Track 1 – Future Of The Roc

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R. Kelly - Double Up

Trumpet
Track 1 – The Champ

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Robots Motion Picture

Trumpet
Horn Arranger Assistant
Track 1 – Shine

Rick Ross and John Legend Horns
Rick Ross - Magnificent

Trumpet and Trombone
Track 1 – Magnificent

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John Legend - Love In The Future

String Arranger
Trumpet and Trombone
Track 7 – Hold On Longer
Track 14 – You & I

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Larry Gold - Don Cello and Friends

Flugelhorn
Track 6 – Feels So Good

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R. Kelly - 12 Nights of Christmas

Trumpet
Track 7 – Once Upon A Time
Track 8 – Greatest Gift
Track 11 – Flyin’ On My Sleigh

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Minas - Symphony In Bossa

Trombone Solo
Track 5 – Aguas De Marco

Lana Del Rey Born To Die Strings
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Assistant String Arranger
Track 1 – Born To Die
Track 5 – Diet Mountain Dew
Track 6 – National Anthem
Track 7 – Dark Paradise
Track 8 – Radio
Track 9 – Carmen
Track 11 – Summertime Sadness
Track 12 – This Is What Makes us Girls

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Doreen Taylor - Happily Ever After

Programming
Track 1 – Toy
Track 3 – Over
Track 4 – Unstoppable

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Yours, Mine & Ours Motion Picture

Trumpet
Motion Picture

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Mindi Abair - Stars

Trumpet and Trombone
Horn Arranger
Track 2 – On And On
Track 4 – Stars
Track 6 – I Wonder
Track 8 – Change

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Doreen Taylor - My Christmas Wish

Programming
Track 1 – My Christmas Wish

Need To Breath Horns
Need To Breathe - Hard Love

Trumpet and Trombone
Track 3 – Money & Fame

sings the great diva classics
Aretha Franklin - The Great Diva Classics

Trumpet
Track 4 – I Will Survive

R Kelly The Buffet
R. Kelly - The Buffet

Trumpet
Track 10 – Get Out Here With Me
Track 11 – Backyard Party

Live Performances

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Video

John Legend & Corrine Bailey Rae
Where Is The Love

LL Cool J
Hard To Control Myself

JoJo
Who’s Loving You & If You Can Want