Steve Rashid is an Emmy winning composer, a performer, producer and recording engineer. He has produced/engineered hundreds of recordings for many other artists and labels, spanning jazz, folk, classical, bluegrass, gospel, country and pop music. Rashid received a 2009 Emmy Award for his score of the historical documentary, “Lost & Found: Legacy of USS Lagarto,” which first aired on Chicago Public Television. Rashid’s recent and ongoing web project, cafeunderscore.com, is a whimsical online gallery which displays a collection of Rashid’s musical portraits of people observed in coffee shops. Conceived as artist sketches done with music, Café Underscore has been featured in the Chicago Tribune and on Chicago Public Radio. Rashid has extensive experience creating recordings for younger audiences, and his work in the field of family entertainment has received over 25 national awards, including the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the ALA Notable Children’s Recording, and the National Parenting Publications Gold Award. His stage and recorded work have been featured in national publications including Billboard, Variety and The New York Times, and on broadcasts ranging from Chicago radio and television to The Today Show and the BBC. WGN Radio called Rashid “a Chicago treasure.”
Steve will perform for the Chi-Town Jazz Festival on Saturday, 3/8, at Sheil Catholic Center on the campus of Northwestern. See you there?