By Jeff Murphy, September 6, 2023
WARRENSBURG, MO – Renowned beat maker and Ableton Live specialist JNTHN STEIN will present workshops and a solo concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Hart Recital Hall. Admission is free, and a raffle giveaway for six free Ableton Live licenses will take place during the performance.
Classically trained multi-instrumentalist JNTHN STEIN is a producer, songwriter, arranger and performer. Making his mark as a founding member of beat making super group Team Supreme in Los Angeles, JNTHN STEIN has since established himself as a solo identity, emerging from the collective in his own right.
Growing up in Oakland, California, he was exposed to soul, funk and hip-hop, with jazz influence coming from his father's professional piano playing. He studied electric and acoustic bass at high school, and participated in Jazz ensembles at the Jazzschool in Berkeley. STEIN then attended the Manhattan School of Music and was on the path to becoming an orchestral musician until he moved into making beats as a form of expression. He took his experience with instruments and began producing music himself.
Introduced to Ableton's first Push controller by a friend, STEIN was spotted using it in a live show by a representative, who offered one in exchange for feedback. He spent the next year learning the device, performing and composing, and was invited to become a spokesperson for the subsequent Push 2. This resulted in an Ableton video focusing on his beat making with the Push, his singing and his contrabass playing.
STEIN’s music has since garnered millions of streams online and seen him supported on respected outlets such as Complex Magazine, Beats 1 Radio, BBC Radio 1, KCRW and Spotify's New Music Friday playlist. His live show, where he sings and performs concurrently on his Ableton Push and Contrabass, showcases his ability as a multi-talented musician and performer.
For more information, contact Jeff Kaiser, Ph.D., associate professor and program coordinator for Music Technology and Composition at UCM, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about JNTHN STEIN, click here.