New York pianist to give encore show at Guthries

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LEWISTON — On Saturday, May 8, New York pianist and composer Neil Shah, who performs and records with jazz and pop acts ranging from MOPDTK to Kanye West, will return to She Doesn’t Like Guthries.

Shah recently produced an EP for singer-songwriter Simon Spire, due out this winter. His piano work is also featured on the Atlantic Records single “All Comes Back to You,” by popular British recording-artist Estelle.

Shah has received acclaim as pianist with the Standards Trio and with baritone saxophonist Charles Evans. Their latest album, “Live at Saint Stephens,” features the duo performing dense poly-tonal compositions intertwined with heavily improvised sections.

As a songwriter and solo artist, Shah has released several songs as singles, available on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

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Working with several of New York’s top music houses, he composes and records music for television and film.

His piano work can be heard on Emmy Award-winning composer Randy Lee’s score for the feature film “The Good Student,” starring Tim Daly. Recently, he arranged and co-produced a series of reggae tracks for the feature-film “Cayman Went,” released in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles.

Five original folk-Americana songs from his 2005 album, “The Last Leaves,” were featured on the national television series “Road Trip Nation” on PBS.

The show will start at 9 p.m. No cover. For more information, call 376-3344.

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