The Trio


"I’m sure that anyone who made it to last week’s concert will share my opinion that the Steve Tarshis Trio would be a very  difficult and intimidating act to follow -- they delivered a magical night"..Mark McIntyre, rcta concerts

"Thank you so much for your amazing professionalism at the event last night.  I so enjoy working with you!  When I think of the event I keep thinking of the music and you!   Can't thank you enough for everything!"  Karen DiPeri, Wellness in the Schools fundraiser




I wanted to thank you & Dave for the amazing job you did at the BDNY show for us. The music was great and we got awesome feedback. You were a pleasure to work with and I will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for musicians in the future.-Casey


"Many, many thanks for making Zoe's wedding so special. Peter and I -- and our friends -- loved your Jazz playing and the atmosphere you helped create."  Tessa

"Just wanted to say thank you for doing such an amazing job last weekend at our wedding.   The music was amazing; so many people have called to say how much they enjoyed hear you guys play!"     Brittany




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You're listening to a  sampler of my Trio that I put together from tunes on our first  two cd's ...I'm joined by  Dave Hofstra on bass and Peter Grant on drums. 

Featured songs in order:  No Woman No Cry, Rock House, Cuarto de Tula, Lullaby of Birdland, Funky Combo, Strawberry Fields, One Love, Heart of Gold, We'll Be Right Back, and Sleepwalk. If you can't hear the music, or you just want to download it, there's a link to click at the bottom of this page.

Our newest CD, Volume III is now available for digital download or previewing at many sites including: 


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We now have video available! Follow this link to see a three-song sample  


About the Steve Tarshis Trio:

The Steve Tarshis Trio is a talented group of musicians based in New York City with 30 years of combined experience playing in studio and live performances across the globe. The Trio is comprised of band leader Steve Tarshis, lead guitarist, who has performed with multiple artists and genres, from Bo Diddley to the Joffrey Ballet. He has also collaborated with renowned musicians, including inductees to the Rock and roll Hall of Fame, such as The Mamas and the Papas, Little Anthony and Nora York. He is joined by one of the most in demand rhythm sections in New York. Dave Hofstra on upright bass has recorded and performed with among many others, Marshall Crenshaw, John Zorn, Elliot Sharpe, Bill Frissell, Dan Zanes, and the Waitresses. Peter Grant, on drums, has played with Tom Wopat, Peggy Lee, and  has been a stalwart in Broadway orchestras for many years. 

Together, they bring a unique and collective sound across an exceptional repertoire of Jazz standards, Latin, Motown Classics and Blues. Their distinctive sound is a cross between the Ventures and Bill Frisell. Their repertoire includes tunes by legendary artists such as Neal Young, Buena Vista Social Club, the Beatles, Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and classic instrumentals like Sleepwalk, Last Date, and Cast Your Fate to the Wind.


Their genre is diverse and audience broad-based, and they have performed across a wide spectrum of venues, including Goldman Sachs, international events at The United Nations and various clubs, as well as private events across New York City.




 Recent gigs have included large outdoor concerts, upscale parties at the Four Seasons and the Port Washington Yacht Club, Manhattan clubs, and small gatherings in NYC apartments. We are able to scale our sound to fit the occasion. It's a great listening experience for any kind of situation, or a party or  event. Contact me to book a gig or for more information. References upon request. Click here to join the Trio email list and keep up with our gigs.






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Here's a list of some of  the tunes in our repetoir:



Ain't Misbehavin'

Autumn In New York

Baby I Love Your Way



Blues for Del

Blues for Los Angeles

Blues for J

Blue Monk

Body and Soul

Boogie Prodigy

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Brother Can You Spare A Dime

Bye Bye Blackbird

Cake Walkin' Babies Fr Town

Careless Love

Cast Your Fate to the Wind

Cheese Cake

Chitlins con Carne

Christmas Song

Claire De Lune

Could You Be Loved

Comin' Home Baby

Comin' Home Baby/John McLaughlin

Cuarto de Tula

Down to the River to Pray

Dream of the Last Elephant

Drift Away

Driven to Tears


Free Frosty

Funky Combo

Funky Mama


Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You


Get Up Stand Up


Happy Birthday

Heart of Gold

Honky Tonk

Idle Moments

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

I Wanna Be Around

Iko, Iko

I'll be There


In A Silent Way

In Your Quiet Place

James Bond Theme

Jive at Five

John Hardy

Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho


La Rosita

Last Date

Lean On Me

Lil' Darlin'

Little Wing

Lucy In the Sky

Lullaby of Birdland

Makin’ Whoopee

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy


Moment's Notice


Mr. Moonlight

Mr. PC

Mr. Sandman

My Hometown

New Slang

Night Life 

Night Train

No Woman No Cry


One Love/People Get Ready

Ooo Baby Baby

Over the Rainbow

Oye Come Va


Pride in the Name of Love


Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Round Midnight

Ruby My Dear

Sidewalks of NY



Someone to Watch Over Me

Southern Accents

Stoner Hill 

Strawberry Fields Forever

Sunny Side of the Street

Sweet Old World

Take Me Out to the Ballgame


The In Crowd

The World is a Ghetto


Uncle John's Band


Walk Away Renee

Watermelon Man

We'll Be Right Back

When You Wish Upon A Star

Wiggle Wobble

































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