Bamford Stevens is a classically trained musician (Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied piano under Dorothy K. Price). He has acquired extensive experience as a composer, arranger, jobbing musician, and educator. His musical style evolved by incorporating Jazz harmonies and rhythms into popular, traditional, and ethnic music. Bamford's original compositions and musical arrangements have been placed in multiple broadcast, film and television productions worldwide, and provide a showcase for the skilled musicianship of the performing artists with whom he is associated.
"Cielito Lindo", composed by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés (1882), is one of Mexico's most enduring and popular traditional songs. Our arrangement features a Spanish harmony vocal track accompanied by guitars with a piano trio and can be used to enhance a travelogue or documentary film/TV production. Male Vocals, Folk, Latin Folk
"Hesitation" is a country/pop tune that features a male vocal. The message, "he who hesitates is lost", is exemplified in 3 choruses with a 4-bar turnaround. Our arrangement offers a featured vocal number to enhance a comedic film/TV production, perhaps something along the "My Name Is Earl" genre. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
“Wicked, Wicked Man” is a children’s folksong sung during Purim, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of ancient Persian Jews from destruction. Our arrangement provides music for dancing and singing during the holiday celebration. Instrumental, Folk, Jewish Folk