Steve Carter About the Educator

Steve has been performing throughout New England for more than thirty years. He has shared the stage with artists ranging from Chicago blues singer Little Walter to song stylists Al Martino and Anna-Maria Alberghetti. Steve has played guitar and bass with many groups over the years, including the Blues Children, Xbalba, and the Eastwood Swing Orchestra.

In recent years Steve has focused on blending his many musical influences into a unique solo guitar style.

Steve's solo CD, Act One, has received air play on the Jazz Brunch show on WFNX-FM in Boston, and on Bob Coffey's "Coffey and Jazz" Sunday Jazz Brunch show on WTSA-FM in Brattleborough, VT.

"My goal is to make the guitar sing. I always sing the lyrics in my head while I play. That helps me to convey the mood and story of the song through my instrument."

During his twenty-five years of teaching guitar at Berklee College of Music, Steve developed his pick-and-finger style playing, borrowing from both jazz and classical music. Listen to Steve and you'll hear the melody singing out over chords and bass lines, with a little percussion thrown in for good measure. Whether he's playing a jazz tune by Duke Ellington, a popular standard by George Gershwin, a Latin tune by Antonio Carlos Jobim, or one of his original compositions, Steve approaches each song with musical sensitivity and imagination.

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