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Andrew is the creator of a future soul duo called "Sample Kulture." He also leads "Texturz" an original nu jazz piano trio and composes classical works for piano and small ensembles.
Sample Kulture is a future soul duo that sews jazz, electronic, pop, and hip-hop into a warm blankie. Lush female vocals emerge from vinyl textures, lofi electric pianos, and crunchy synths. Inspired by broken beats, huge synths, and modern jazz Andrew Stephen and Chrissy Renick formed Sample Kulture in 2019. Their debut release of Stephen's arrangement of "Summer Breeze" (Seals and Crofts) rapidly garnered attention and what started out as a small project quickly turned into a full blown collaboration. Challenging the notion of what constitutes soul, the two put forth their vocal heavy, synth laden experiment in jazz, pop, and beyond.
CLASSICAL PIANO WORKS
"Embracing the Unkown" is an intimate piano piece inspired by early 20th century styles.
A Theme & Variation inspired by the romantic period set to footage I shot during my studies in Vienna Austria.
I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT ALL EVENTS INCLUDING SECOND SATURDAYS AT THE DARK ROOM HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURHTER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
I hope to be performing again soon...In the meantime we will be finishing and releasing the Sample Kulture album this summer. Stay tuned and stay safe.
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