Steve Tirpak has worked for a host of famous names in the music industry, having first enjoyed success as a session musician for many grammy award winning recording artists in the R&B, pop, gospel and hip-hop genres. This lead to playing both trumpet and trombone while touring with John Legend in front of a wide range of audiences, from intimate TV sets to huge festivals drawing upwards to 100,000 people. 


Steve entered the world of composing and arranging as a copyist for famed string arranger and mentor Larry Gold. He soon began working on several A list projects with music director Adam Blackstone, scoring for full orchestra on Jay-Z’s premier benefit concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City as well as for big band on HBO’s Bessie, staring Queen Latifah.  He's also performed with the BBE All-Star band on VH1's Dear Mama Awards, The BET Honors Awards Show and also for Smoky Robinson's induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  


Steve loves to play music and has most recently been exploring the piano. Youtube music has become a powerful way to connect with likeminded people as well as drive traffic to his online music store. Changing with the industry is fun and essential.  

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Vibes & Emotions

1 Minute Each

In The Style Of

Modeled from Popular Soundtracks

Recording sessions

Bessie - Music from the HBO Film

Bessie - Music from the HBO Film

Bessie - Music from the HBO Film

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Big Band Arrangement
All Trombones
Track 17 – Gimme A Pigfoot

Wiz Khalifa - Khalifa

Bessie - Music from the HBO Film

Bessie - Music from the HBO Film

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Trumpet and Trombone
Horn Arrangement
Track 7 – Call Waiting

Kirk Franklin - Hello Fear

Bessie - Music from the HBO Film

Kirk Franklin - Hello Fear

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Assistant String Arranger
Entire Album

John Legend - Get Lifted

Try Songz - Passion, Pain & Pleasure

Kirk Franklin - Hello Fear

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Trumpet and Trombone
Track 7 – I Can Change

R. Kelly - Happy People

Try Songz - Passion, Pain & Pleasure

Try Songz - Passion, Pain & Pleasure

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Trumpet
Track 11 – Happy People

Try Songz - Passion, Pain & Pleasure

Try Songz - Passion, Pain & Pleasure

Try Songz - Passion, Pain & Pleasure

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Trombone
Track 12 – Unusual (feat. Drake)

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah

Will Smith - Lost and Found

Will Smith - Lost and Found

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Trombone
Track 9 – That Hump

Will Smith - Lost and Found

Will Smith - Lost and Found

Will Smith - Lost and Found

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Trumpet
Sample Clearance Transcription
Track 1 – Here He Comes

John Legend - Evolver

Will Smith - Lost and Found

So Amazing - Tribute to Luther Vandross

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Trumpet and Trombone
Track 11 – Good Morning

So Amazing - Tribute to Luther Vandross

So Amazing - Tribute to Luther Vandross

So Amazing - Tribute to Luther Vandross

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Trumpet
Track 13 – Love Won’t Let Me Wait

John Legend - Once Again

So Amazing - Tribute to Luther Vandross

John Legend - Once Again

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Trumpet and Trombone
Track 12 – Maxine’s Interlude

R. Kelly - Write Me Back

So Amazing - Tribute to Luther Vandross

John Legend - Once Again

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Trumpet
All Songs

Vivian Green - Vivian

Gerald Levert - Speak To The World

Gerald Levert - Speak To The World

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Trumpet
Track 7 – I Like It

Gerald Levert - Speak To The World

Gerald Levert - Speak To The World

Gerald Levert - Speak To The World

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Trumpet
Entire Album

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered

Gerald Levert - Speak To The World

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered

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Trombone
Track 3 – Checkin’ On Me

Michael Jackson - Xscape

Laurin Talese - Gorgeous Chaos

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered

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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

Laurin Talese - Gorgeous Chaos

Laurin Talese - Gorgeous Chaos

Laurin Talese - Gorgeous Chaos

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

Boyz II Men - Throwback

Laurin Talese - Gorgeous Chaos

Laurin Talese - Gorgeous Chaos

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

Eric Wortham - When I Became Myself

John Legend - Live From Philadelphia

John Legend - Live From Philadelphia

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Trumpet
Track 10 – Is There Anybody Here

John Legend - Live From Philadelphia

John Legend - Live From Philadelphia

John Legend - Live From Philadelphia

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Trumpet and Trombone
Horn Arranger
Entire Album

Young Gunz - Future of the Roc

John Legend - Live From Philadelphia

Young Gunz - Future of the Roc

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Trumpet
Track 1 – Future Of The Roc

R Kelly - Double Up

Rick Ross and John Legend - Magnificent

Young Gunz - Future of the Roc

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Trumpet
Track 1 – The Champ

Robots - Motion Picture Soundtrack

Rick Ross and John Legend - Magnificent

Rick Ross and John Legend - Magnificent

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Trumpet
Horn Arranger Assistant
Track 1 – Shine

Rick Ross and John Legend - Magnificent

Rick Ross and John Legend - Magnificent

Rick Ross and John Legend - Magnificent

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Trumpet and Trombone
Track 1 – Magnificent

John Legend - Love In The Future

Larry Gold - Don Cello and Friends

Larry Gold - Don Cello and Friends

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

Larry Gold - Don Cello and Friends

Larry Gold - Don Cello and Friends

Larry Gold - Don Cello and Friends

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Flugelhorn
Track 6 – Feels So Good

R Kelly - 12 Nights of Christmas

Larry Gold - Don Cello and Friends

R Kelly - 12 Nights of Christmas

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

Minas - Symphony in Bossa

Doreen Taylor - Happily Ever After

R Kelly - 12 Nights of Christmas

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Trombone Solo
Track 5 – Aguas De Marco

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Doreen Taylor - Happily Ever After

Doreen Taylor - Happily Ever After

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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

Doreen Taylor - Happily Ever After

Doreen Taylor - Happily Ever After

Doreen Taylor - Happily Ever After

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

Yours, Mine and Ours - Motion Picture Soundtrack

Yours, Mine and Ours - Motion Picture Soundtrack

Yours, Mine and Ours - Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Trumpet
Motion Picture

Mindi Abair - Stars

Yours, Mine and Ours - Motion Picture Soundtrack

Yours, Mine and Ours - Motion Picture Soundtrack

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

L Spenser Smith - Unstoppable

Yours, Mine and Ours - Motion Picture Soundtrack

L Spenser Smith - Unstoppable

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String Arranger
Track 7 – Unstoppable

Need to Breath - Money & Fame

Aretha Franklin - Sings the Great Diva Classics

L Spenser Smith - Unstoppable

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Trumpet and Trombone
Track 3 – Money & Fame

Aretha Franklin - Sings the Great Diva Classics

Aretha Franklin - Sings the Great Diva Classics

Aretha Franklin - Sings the Great Diva Classics

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Trumpet
Track 4 – I Will Survive

R Kelly - The Buffet

Aretha Franklin - Sings the Great Diva Classics

Aretha Franklin - Sings the Great Diva Classics

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

Doreen Taylor My Christmas Wish

Doreen Taylor My Christmas Wish

Doreen Taylor My Christmas Wish

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Programming
Track 1 – My Christmas Wish

Gene Moore - The Future

Doreen Taylor My Christmas Wish

Doreen Taylor My Christmas Wish

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String Arranger
Track 6 – All For Me

Doreen Taylor My Christmas Wish

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