40 years experience in Jazz
Steve originally hails from New Haven, CT, where he studied guitar with legendary teacher Joe Tinari. Later on, he attended the University of Bridgeport studying Jazz with Sal Salvador. He was a founding member of the Contemporary Jazz group GrooveLogic, for which he wrote many compositions and recorded two CDs. Steve was the staff musician for Walt Disney World for more than 15 years and currently is the guitarist for Larry Elgart Orchestra.
Over the years Steve has performed with numerous Jazz musicians - Charles Erland, George Morrow, Joe Morello, Danny Gottlieb, Adam Nussbaum and performers of the likes of Donald O'Conner, Robert Goulet, Regis & Kathy Lee, Billy Preston, Pebo Bryson and Brian McKnight. He appeared on the show Jazz Here and Now for WCEU Public Television in Daytona Beach Florida, which also aired one of his original compositions. Steve has been part of the pit orchestra for The Broadway Series at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando and Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. He is an adjunct guitar instructor at Seminole College, Lake Mary, FL and also maintains a private teaching schedule at his studio in Clermont, FL. He also has to his credits Alfred Publishing's book, Jazz Sounds for Guitar.