While beginning his musical career in Kansas City, Steve has
been an integral part of the jazz community in New York for over sixteen years.
Performing and recording with such groups as the Paul Motian Septet, Charlie
Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, the Ben Allison Band and the Steve Swallow
Quintet, to mention a few. Steve also leads his own trio performing at a number
of venues around New York City. He has toured Europe extensively, performing at
various festivals including the North Sea and Montreux jazz festivals on
numerous occasions. Steve has three recordings as a leader with a new trio
record, "West of Middle," released on Sunnyside Records. He also
appears as a sideman on over 100 recordings. Also, Steve collaborated with
editor Don Sickler on a book of Monk's compositions through Hal Leonard Publishing.
The Thelonious Monk Fakebook marks the premier publishing of all of Monk's
compositions together, with many of them appearing for the first time.