Steve Vining Contributes to Production on 2007 Dave Matthews Band Studio Album
Steve Vining, president of Savoy Label Group, is contributing to production efforts on Dave Matthews Band's new studio album. Previously, it had been known that only Mark Batson, producer of Stand Up was working with the band.
Steve Vining is the former president of Windham Hill Records, a new age record label that surged in popularity in the 1980s and early 1990s. The
In 2002, Vining began his tenure as president of the Savoy Label Group, the U.S.-based arm of Columbia Music Entertainment, a longstanding Japanese music label. Savoy Label Group focuses on new age, contemporary and traditional jazz, classical, and classical crossover music.
A biography of Steve Vining on the SLG site shows he has done extensive work as a producer and engineer, helping create Grammy-nominated recordings for artists like Dizzy Gillespie, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, among others. His loves of jazz and goals for SLG are detailed in a 2004 interview conducted by the website All About Jazz.
Steve Vining's production work for Dave Matthews Band appears to be his first direct involvement with DMB. There is, however, one connection between Dave Matthews and Vining's former label, Windham Hill.
In August 2003, shortly before the release of Some Devil, the label released Volume 3 of their Sounds of Wood and Steel compilation, a mix of acoustic songs performed on
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