My Bio

Steve has been active performing, recording, producing and teaching in the Bay Area for more than 25 years. A graduate of San Jose State University with a BA in Music Performance and Education. He has performed and recorded in a variety of musical styles with artists including Bobby Hutcherson, Airto and Flora Purim, Laurindo Almeida, Claudia Villela, Othello Molineaux, Giovanni Hidalgo, Omar Sosa, John Calloway and many others. His musical focus is primarily in Jazz and World Music styles including Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and North Indian Classical music (on tabla). He studied orchestral percussion with Anthony Cirone at SJSU and is a tabla student of Ustad Zakir Hussain. He has also performed with the Monterey and Santa Cruz Symphonies.

From 2010 from 2019 Steve was Music Director at Seascape Resort in Aptos, Ca.