Steven Jamail is an award-winning composer, arranger and music director based in New York City. His original music, orchestrations and arrangements have been performed on Broadway, at the White House, The Public Theater, Theater Under The Stars, The Alliance Theater and most recently, in sold out solo debut at Lincoln Center’s Performing Arts Library. Television work includes original music and lyrics for Rachel Ray’s 40th Birthday Special, and arrangement and lyrics for Howard Stern’s 60th Birthday Show, music direction for episodes of The Martha Stewart Show and The Apprentice, arrangements for The Rosie Show on OWN and a holiday arrangement for NBC’s Tree-Lighting at Rockefeller Center, which he also conducted.
He has soloed onstage with the Houston Youth Symphony, the United States Army Band, The LAC Orchestra, with jazz legend Chick Corea, performed live on Rosie Radio (Sirius/XM) and has conducted tribute concerts on Broadway for Chita Rivera, Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifah and Sir Ian McKellan. This past September, he was commissioned to write an original production number for the Gala for Career Transitions for Dancers honoring Angela Lansbury at New York’s City Center.
His original lyrics and arrangement of “Fever” were heard on the Oprah Finale and featured Dr. Phil, Nate Berkus, and Dr. Oz. He serves as a pianist and/or arranger for Rosie O’Donnell, Grammy Winner Bebe Winans, Olympic medalist Jeremy Abbott, recording artist and tony nominees Orfeh and Andy Karl, Broadway veterans Katie Rose Clarke, Teal Wicks, Catherine Walker, Rachelle Rak and West End star, Danielle Hope.
Jamail is currently the Music Director/Orchestrator/Arranger on Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story at Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, slated for Broadway.
Mr. Jamail had a lot of Broadway friends who packed his concert at The Green Room 42. Derek Klena sang “Unbroken”, with music and lyrics by Jamail and Ryann Ferguson, followed by “Party Song” sung by Lauren Blackman, music and lyrics by Steven Jamail and Britt Bonney, “Release Me” sung by Teal Wicks, “Why Not Me” sung by Stephanie Gibson both music and lyrics by Jamail and Ferguson
The show actually started with “Fire Up” with Katie Rose Clarke, Nikki Kimbrough, Janet Dacal music and lyrics Jamail and Ferguson, “Eat it Alive” sung by Ray Lee and “Don’t Give Up On Me” with Liisi La Fontaine and BVGS lyrics by Krystin Crain Johnson and Steven Jamail, music by Katie Rose Clarke and Steven Jamail who also wrote the song before this.
The night brought to light two fabulous female singers. The first was the fabulous discovery Kayley Anne Collins who sang “Today” music and lyrics by Steven Jamail and Katie Rose Clarke. This is a girl to watch. She was followed by Autumn Hurlbert “Laughing Through Tears” and Mia Gerachis did a wonderful “Clap Your Hands”. Both songs had music and lyrics by Jamail and Ferguson.
Rebecca Luker sang a touching “Here” music and lyics by Steven Jamail and Kirsten Guenther, Orfeh sang in on “Hotel California” arranged by Steven Jamail and Katie Rose Clarke talked about “Make Up Sex” lyrics by Joe DiPietro.
Ending up the night were Katie Rose Clarke and “Texas is Calling Me Home ” lyrics by Krystin Crain Johnson, music by Steven Jamail and Katie Rose Clarke,The fabulous “Make It Rain with the exciting and second prefer to watch of the night Kathryn Allison backed up by Cameron Hill, Coleman Hemsath, music and lyrics Steven Jamail and Ryann Ferguson
All the orchestrations were done by Mr. Jamail with Jeremy Yaddaw and Britt Bonney. All of them were exquisite and exciting. His crowd loves him but as a songwriter Mr. Jamail’s voice is all over the map. I look forward to seeing what his settles on.