Music

 Music Director and Pianist, Jimmy Steffen

Jimmy Steffen, Music Director and Pianist (www.hollyandjimmy.com) brings over 36 years of professional performing, recording, arranging, and teaching to the Unity of the Valley music program.

Playing since the age of eight, Jimmy graduated from the University of Illinois with a performance degree in both Jazz and Classical Piano. After graduation, Jimmy joined recording artists George Faber in Chicago and then Randy Bell in Denver. After relocating to Scottsdale, Jimmy performed with a regional dance band named--of all things--Unity.   

Since starting a career in Minneapolis in 1986, Jimmy has performed with such local luminaries including Patty Peterson & the Steele Family, and alongside many other great Twin City musicians. Jimmy and his wife Holly Circle have been performing together for over 27 years!

Jimmy also maintains a successful piano teaching studio where he shares the joy of music with students of all ages.

Active with our music program for over 18 years (many of those years helping Holly when she was music director), Jimmy accepted the directorship in 2006.

With the culmination of his vast experience, Jimmy Steffen brings a well-rounded, multi-faceted musical experience to Unity. He also brings his sense of humor, so be prepared for a laugh or two!

A Personal Message:
“I am honored to be your Music Director, and I invite you to experience our exceptionally uplifting and talented music program at Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center!”

Namaste!
Jimmy Steffen

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Music Excerpts

"Prayer of St. Francis" written by James Twyman ~ Vocals by Holly Circle with Jimmy Steffen on keyboard

"Heart of the Matter" written by Don Henley ~ Vocals by Holly Circle with Jimmy Steffen on keyboard

From "Island Sunday":

"I Can See Clearly Now" written by Johnny Rivers ~ Vocals by Holly Circle and Jimmy Steffen with Jimmy Steffen on keyboard

"Love Is the Seventh Wave" written by Sting ~ Vocals by Holly Circle and Jimmy Steffen with Jimmy Steffen on keyboard

"Unconditional Love" written by Donna Summer ~ Vocals by Holly Circle and Jimmy Steffen with Jimmy Steffen on keyboard


From "Beatles Sunday":

"Let It Be" written by Paul McCartney  ~ Vocals by Holly Circle and Jimmy Steffen with Scott Dercks on guitar and Jimmy Steffen on keyboard

"All You Need Is Love" written by John Lennon ~ Vocals by Holly Circle and Jimmy Steffen with Scott Dercks on guitar and Jimmy Steffen on keyboard

"Help!"written by John Lennon ~ Vocals by Holly Circle and Jimmy Steffen with Scott Dercks on guitar and Jimmy Steffen on keyboard

"With a Little Help from My Friends" written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney ~ Vocals by Holly Circle and Jimmy Steffen with Scott Dercks on guitar and Jimmy Steffen on keyboard

"Twist and Shout" written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns ~ Vocals by Holly Circle and Jimmy Steffen with Scott Dercks on guitar and Jimmy Steffen on keyboard