California Composer Steve Barden has been writing orchestral music since the 1970s. His studies include composition, orchestration and arranging at Fullerton College, Cal State Long Beach and UCLA. Steve has scored for animated TV series, including Tic Tac Toons, Button Nose and Journey to the Heart of the World, and his cues appear on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and the award-winning animation short, The Baseball Card Shop (Nickelodeon). Steve's music appears on many popular afternoon TV talk shows.
Steve Barden's recent projects include scoring an online MMO video game as well as the pilot episode of a crime drama TV show being filmed in Taiwan. Earlier in his career, he also studied film composing with Don B. Ray, Gerald Fried, and Mark Watters; and studied orchestration with Steven Scott Smalley, and jazz arranging with Tom Kubis.
Steve is a very busy guy and in great demand everywhere. He has written music for television commercials, radio theme songs, and animated e-cards for the Internet. We are delighted to have this talented composer on our site!
A Dixieland strut in a minor key. Very fun! It can be both sinister and comical at the same time. The clarinet gives it a Woody Allen feel. Works well in montage sequences. Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Stride
A Scott Joplin-style ragtime piano with a baseball theme. The song features three distinct sections as is standard in most Joplin rags. Suitable for source music of the era and settings where fun piano music is needed. Instrumental, Jazz, Ragtime
Cool slow jazz featuring alto flute and Wes Montgomery-style guitar solo and a Henry Mancini/Pink Panther vibe. Has a campy retro spy genre feel for any cool jazz setting. Works beautifully for commercials. Sneaky slick detective, 1960s hip vibe, comedy murder mystery, Monk, The Mentalist, romcom, Instrumental, Jazz, Cool Jazz
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