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Musician Steven Van Zandt to visit Newhouse March 18

March 13, 2019

He is a guest of the Bandier Program's David M. Rezak Music Business Lecture Series

Famed musician Steven Van Zandt, founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, will visit the Newhouse School March 18 as part of the David M. Rezak Music Business Lecture Series. Bill Werde, director of the Bandier Program, will conduct a Q&A with Van Zandt starting at 6:45 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3.

Note: The lecture is an off-the-record event, with a no social media policy.

Steven Van Zandt

Acclaimed musician Steven Van Zandt has worn many hats—from performer, songwriter and producer to actor, director, activist and teacher. He is a member of the New Jersey Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and is recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on contemporary and traditional rock ’n’ roll.

After helping create the “Jersey Shore” sound with the Asbury Jukes, Van Zandt became a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He went on to become a successful solo artist in his own right, recording and performing solo with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul.

In 2017, he released “Soulfire,” his first new album in over 15 years, named by Rolling Stone as one of the best albums of that year. He recently released “Soulfire LIVE!,” recorded during the Soulfire Tour, his first solo tour in over 20 years. This May will see the release “Summer of Sorcery.”

He co-produced the seminal Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band albums “The River” and “Born in the U.S.A.” He has also produced albums for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Gary U.S. Bonds, Ronnie Spector, Demolition 23 and Majek Fashek, among others.

In 1985, Van Zandt formed Artists United Against Apartheid and wrote “Sun City,” a song featuring over 50 major recording artists protesting the Apartheid system. The United Nations has honored him twice for his political activism.

Van Zandt co-starred in all seven seasons of HBO’s “The Sopranos,” playing a character he created, Silvio Dante. He starred in, co-wrote, executive produced, provided the music supervision and scoring and directed the award winning series “Lilyhammer,” Netflix’s first original programming.

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Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available at the event. For more information about the Rezak Lecture, or if you require additional accommodations, contact Lisa Steele at 315-443-1388 or