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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