The music of the Dan Stein Group represents a maturing and synthesis of composer/keyboardist Dan Stein’s early musical influences: 20th-century Western classical music; urban music of the 70’s such as Earth, Wind, and Fire and George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic bands; early jazz/rock pioneers Weather Report, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock; and the feel-good grooves of soul-jazz greats such as Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, and the Meters.
Combining rhythmic concepts drawn from funk and soul with extended harmonic concepts derived from the modern classical lexicon as well as George Russell’s revolutionary harmonic theories, the Dan Stein Group creates music which is entertaining and accessible, yet at times challenging and thought-provoking; a potent, boundary-defying blend.

Dan Stein (piano, electric piano, organ, synths) has won awards from Down Beat magazine both for performance and for composition; from the Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority; and has won composition grants from NYSCA and NYFA. He has performed internationally with a wide range of artists including the hip-hop group Primordial Source; blues diva Dana Fuchs; rock songwriter and former Mommyheads singer Adam Elk; avant-garde improvisers Invisible Maniac; and the Jazz Composers Alliance big band. He has written and produced music for fiction and documentary films, original dance productions, and multimedia installations. He has a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Geri Allen, Ran Blake, Paul Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, Cecil McBee, and George Russell.

Chris Cheek (tenor saxophone) is one of today's leading improvisers. His elegant, lyrical playing has been featured with such outstanding artists as Paul Motian (the Electric BeBop Band), Steve Swallow, Wolfgang Muthspiel, and Guillermo Klein.

Richard Hammond (bass) has performed with an extensive list of musical luminaries including Ron Affif, Mose Allison, Jonatha Brooke, Louis Bellson, Brian Blade, James Hurt, Dave Kikoski, and Anita O’Day. He is currently anchoring the low end for multi-platinum artist Angelique Kidjo.

Blake Lindberg (drums) has worked with outstanding artists in a broad range of styles, including: Grazyna Auguscik, Paula Cole, Phil Collins, Tom Coster, Urzula Dudziak, Dave Fiuczynski, Roy Hargrove, Terumasa Hino, Geoffrey Keezer, Bakithi Kumalo, Dave Liebman, James Genus, John Funkhouser "FunkHouse", Sergio Brandão, and Rebecca Parris.

Other musicians who have played with the Dan Stein Group include: John Caban (guitar); Stephan Crump (bass); Steve Logan (bass); Jonathan Maron (bass); Tony Mason (drums); Donny McCaslin (sax); Nikolaz Schuhbeck (drums); Dan Willis (sax).