About

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Interesting facts about NORM ZAMCHECK, “Real Stormin Norman”

He has composed onwards of 600 songs, including sound tracks for several films and scores for-Broadway musicals.

He has released six albums, as “Stormin Norman and Suzy,” “Real Stormin’ Norman” and “Norm Zamcheck”.

He has worked as an inner-city music teacher and principal.

He performs regularly in New York City, Boston, and occasionally Paris.

His music has been called “a cross between Frank Zappa and New Orleans.”

Norm performs as a soloist, duo and bandleader.

He conducts music workshops around New York City for multiply-handicapped individuals and teaches beginning piano to 60 retired teachers for the New York Teachers Union.

He holds a doctorate from Columbia and a BA degree from Yale.

He was partner to the whirlwind rock vaudeville act “Stormin’ Norman & Suzy,” called the “Hottest Act in Town” by the New York Times, which also termed his music “exceptionally original and exceptionally good.” Toured for 15 years, from Maine to Florida, California, Canary Islands.

He worked for 8 years with the Andy Statman Klezmer band, performing traditional Jewish (Klezmer) music in Poland, Israel, and “half the Hassidic weddings in Brooklyn”.

Major influences are Mose Alison, Thelonious Monk, Dr. John.

He has performed twice in Carnegie Hall (without practicing).

 

Stormin’ Norman Zamcheck’s
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Shared Performance Stages
* Tom Waits * Taj Mahal * Tracy Nelson * The Allman Brothers * Coco Taylor *
* New Riders of the Purple Sage *Manhattan Transfer * Eubie Blake *Robert Klein *
* Proctor and Bergman * Andy Statman Orchestra with Shlomo Carlebach *

Discography
As Stormin’ Norman & Suzy
Fantasy Rag [Perfect Crime Productions, 1975]
Ocean of Love [Polydor Records, 1978]
Live at the P & G Bar [Abaraki Records, 2012]

As The Real Stormin’ Norman
Everyone Tells a Story [Abaraki Records, 2006]
Matchbox Universe [Abaraki Records, 2011]
Newton 1969 – Songs of a Very Young Man [Abaraki Records, 2015]
Film Scores – We Can’t Go Home Again Don’t Expect too Much

Education
Yale University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude)
Columbia University (Ed.D)

Musical Training
All-Newton Music School
Longy School of Music
Berkeley College of Music