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Steve Lipman


Steve Lipman, the man so often referred to as The Singin’ Dentist, currently owns a successful dental practice, Family Dentistry of Windsor in Windsor, CT. Although it’s true he finds his career in dentistry extremely fulfilling, his passion is all about singing, specifically songs from the collection of The Great American Songbook.

In Steve Lipman’s eyes, The Great American Songbook is art. Like paintings by Rembrandt and Van Gogh, this music has withstood the tests of time. Notable composers such as Cole Porter, the Gershwin brothers, Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn to name a few, all wrote melodies and lyrics that Steve Lipman loves to delve into and explore. “They're like poetry. They reach deep into the soul and wring out that elemental human emotion that defines exactly who we are. They're beautiful, subtle and caress the thoughts without smacking the listener in the face. There's nothing finer than making that connection with the audience and communicating that passion to them. When it's all put to jazz, it's that much sweeter!”

Now don’t misunderstand, Steve doesn’t want to abandon his dental practice. He loves his work. According to Steve, “Dentistry allows me to express a deep seated artistry, a God given gift to heal, so that I can better the lives of individuals that I truly care for.”

Yet one cannot ignore passion and without question, Steve Lipman has a passion to sing. He feels the American composers who assembled this “Songbook” created a landmark work of art. Steve is emphatic about this. “It’s better than any painting hanging in a museum. It’s alive, it’s vibrant, and it’s contemporary. It explains the deepest human emotions that define who we are. How did we feel at our first love? What did it mean when our first love was lost? It can all be found here. When arranged for jazz, it’s that much more meaningful.”

It’s why Steve Lipman has the passion to sing this music today. He wants the audience to experience the emotions that he feels when he connects with this music. “I want the audience to connect with the soul that yearns for love and cries at heartbreak. Without question, I need to sing.”

Then does Lipman’s love for his profession and his passion to sing ever intersect? According to Steve they do and it’s a constant rhythm for him. “Look, some folks get turned on by fancy cars and big houses. For them, it’s all about what they can buy. Honestly, what I dig most in this world are people. There is nothing finer than making that elemental human connection with another individual. Whether it is by caring for a patient in distress, or by performing a transcending lyric to move an audience to ovation, the “high” is the same. Likewise, the creativity afforded by the fluid jazz arrangement, is no less than what is required for the art of dentistry. Ultimately, it’s the people who I care for, who I perform to, who I connect with, that excites me and keeps me driving forward.”

Singing is his dream, it's his passion. Furthermore, he feels, no one should ever fear their dreams. “They should pursue them with gusto; so in essence, they never regret what they might have done or who they might have been. When one has fulfilled what's in their heart, they have truly lived.” Yes, it is his love to be a dentist but it is his passion to sing!

When free of his dental duties, you’ll find Steve Lipman, The Singin’ Dentist, backed by a band of very talented musicians, rousing audiences to their feet. In the end, it’s all about a dream, a dream driven by pure passion, and the will to make that dream come true. As Steve so fondly puts it, “it’s my life, it’s what I dig, it’s what I have to do and it’s ultimately what I have to be.”

Steve Lipman

“If there’s a song in your heart, there’s music in your soul!”