double bass/electric bass, Music Theory
Steve lives in Keene, NH and performs with professional groups throughout New England. Highlights of Steve’s playing career as a bassist include performances with The “Rat Pack is Back” and “The Crooner and the Dame” Vegas Reviews, Joan Rivers Comedy Act, The Scott Mullett Trio, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Raylynmore Opera, Keene Chamber Orchestra, Keene Jazz Orchestra, Windham Orchestra, with The Opera Theatre of Weston, and at the Palace Theater in Manchester NH, where he is house bassist. Steve holds a BM and a BA from Keene State College, where he was a freshman talent-scholar and KSC Instrumentalist of the Year in 2002. Steve has been a performer in several world premiers by New Hampshire composer Ted Mann, and has completed his own major compositions for jazz ensemble, dance accompaniment and solo bass. Steve has been teaching music at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, VT since 2002, where he directs Jazz and Chamber Ensembles, teaches Music Theory, Music Appreciation, and Electronic Music. In addition to teaching double-bass at The Brattleboro Music Center, Steve teaches bass methods at Keene State College, and teaches private electric and double-bass students in Keene. Steve enjoys studying improvisation, electronic music, mountain biking, and sailing with his wife.