Contact: Steve Kornicki

TWILIGHT BLUE is original instrumental music in a smooth combination of jazz and new age styles. Eminently listenable but at the same time pleasantly non-distracting, this CD offers the perfect musical ambience. The group features Steve Kornicki on guitar and keyboard and Rob Grano on congas and percussion, accompanied by light bass and drum background tracks. Comparable in style to such artists as Pat Metheny, TWILIGHT BLUE is classy and enjoyable music.

Composer and instrumentalist Steve Kornicki attended the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, studying composition with Jeffrey Mumford and guitar and bass with William Peters. He has been involved in the music business professionally for more than fifteen years as both a composer and a performer, and has written scores for the concert hall as well as film, video, music libraries, theater and dance productions. His music has been heard on network television and Public Radio International, as well as on radio programs around the United States, in Europe and in Japan. Between 1995 and 2000, he fronted the popular Pittsburgh-based instrumental group "The Kornicki Brothers", who performed at festivals, corporate events, private parties and other gatherings across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. From 2000 to 2003 Steve lived and worked in Los Angeles, California, composing, performing his original music, and doing musical production for several national media companies.


Percussionist Rob Grano has been active in the Pittsburgh music scene since the mid-80's, playing with several artists around the city. Before that he spent two years in Dallas, Texas, where he played with various musicians including studio guitarist Tommy Walker (now in L.A.) and multi-instrumentalist and session player Tom Shinness (now based in Nashville.) From 1992 to 2000 he was percussionist for the Celtic band Carnival of Souls, then went on to play with Cherylann Hawk and Nathan Wilson from 2000 till 2003. He is also the percussionist for singer Jody Abbott (formerly of Squonk Opera), with whom he has performed since 1997. Other artists he has performed with include Mark Pipas, Bush Prisby, Denys Candy, John McDonald, and the band Shades. In addition to live performances, he can be heard on the recordings of several of these artists, with more recording work scheduled for 2004.


Listen to the sounds of Twilight Blue
Sample mix (4 song excerpts)
        4:00 - 3.7MB
Just for You (full song)
        4:46 - 4.4MB

Full-length CD by Composer & Musician Steve Kornicki and Percussionist Rob Grano.
[more info]

Web page layout and design by Melissa Kornicki
Photos by Melissa Kornicki
All music, photos, and images ©2004 Steve Kornicki. All rights reserved.