All of the producers and arrangers I admire, (such as Quincy Jones, Jeremy Lubbock, Alan Broadbent and Dave Grusin), are really musicians first. Their example has taught me to first and foremost reveal the dimension and truth of the song…
HEALING SOCIAL MESSAGES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS INSIDE AN AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE – NO WONDER THIS SERIES IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME.
Please play the fantastic trailer with scoring by Mike Tavera below.
“OFFICER AND GENTLEMAN” (THE MUSICAL)
Stephan was asked by his longtime partners Kenny Hirsch and Robin Lerner to arrange and produce a wealth of songs for the sensational international musical, “Officer And Gentleman” — which debuted in Sydney, Australia.
The team that had known each other for nearly two decades quickly went to work and produced an outstanding score for the stage appearance of one of America’s most treasured movies.
COLLABORATION LIES IN MASTERING THE ART OF HUMILITY AND RESPECT
JASON GOULD – “MISTY”
Stephan created this moving and sensitive treatment with his studio and stage partner of nearly 2 decades, Michele Brourman. Michele played the vulnerable and delicate piano track, and later arranged the orchestration with Stephan.
The lovely bitter-sweetness of the soundscape – and the special care the two arrangers took to reveal the inner meaning (the character development) of this global classic are hallmarks of Stephan and Michele’s collaboration.
MELISSA MANCHESTER – “BE MY BABY”
Since songwriting and arranging are inseparable by nature for Stephan, here is an example of his arranging of a very well-known international standard.
It was Stephan’s arrangement that brought new life to the unforgettable classic hit, “Be My Baby,” that was ultimately on Melissa Manchester’s 2015 studio album. “You Gotta Love The Life” (that she co-produced with the excellent producer and musician, Terry Wollman).