Steven Van Zandt
Stevie Van Zandt is a musician, performer, songwriter, arranger, music producer, music supervisor, TV producer, actor, director, Broadway producer, TV and film composer, live event producer, international DJ, activist, historian, teacher, member of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost authorities on both contemporary and classicrock and soul.
After helping create the “Jersey Shore” sound with the Asbury Jukes, he became founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, co-producing the seminal albums, The River and Born in the U.S.A.Van Zandt went on to become a successful solo artist in his own right, recording and performing with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, while also producing albums for Darlene Love, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Cocktail Slippers, The Breakers, and more. Van Zandt’s first solo album as Little Steven in close to two decades, 2017’s Soulfire saw him revisiting songs that spanned the length of his career. Van Zandt and his 15 piece big band spent nearly two years traveling the world on the Soulfire Tour, followed in 2019 by another landmark LP, the acclaimed Summer of Sorcery.
Van Zandt co-starred in all seven seasons of The Sopranos, playing “Silvio Dante,” a principal character that he created. He starred in, co-wrote, executive produced, provided the music supervision and scoring, and directed (the final episode) for the award-winning series Lilyhammer, which made history as the first original programming for Netflix.
In 1999, Van Zandt founded Renegade Nation to oversee content creation, production, management, live events, and distribution. Three years later saw the launch of their flagship brand, Little Steven’s Underground Garage. The internationally syndicated radio show airs every week and has introduced over 700 new bands to the world over more than 750 weekly episodes. In 2004, SiriusXM recruited Van Zandt to create its first original content, beginning with the hugely popular Little Steven’s Underground Garagechannel, followed by the equally successful Outlaw Country. Van Zandt founded his garage rock label, Wicked Cool Records, the following year.
Among his many philanthropic actions, Van Zandt is the founder of TeachRock, a standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students. 2021 also saw the publication of Van Zandt’s best-selling first memoir, Unrequited Infatuations (Hachette Books).
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