Promoting Contemporary Jazz in Northamptonshire
Steve is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British and European jazz scene. Steve has recorded many critically acclaimed CDs under his own name. BUDDY BOLDEN BLEW IT (MST CD0056) A PASSING GLANCE (MST CD0057) - with Jeff Hooper NIGHT LIGHTS [MST CD0050] OUR DELIGHT [MST CD0041] OCTOBER ARRIVAL [HYDRO CD03] STABLEMATES [MST CD0035] OUT OF TOUCH [ASC CD32] DESTINATION UNKNOWN [ASC CD4] Steve has worked with John Surmanâ€™s Brass Project recording a CD on the ECM labelTHE BRASS PROJECT [ECM 1478] Steve has toured Europe playing at many of the major Jazz Festivals with the Carla Bley Big Band and recorded two CDs for the ECM label: BIG BAND THEORY CARLA BLEY GOES TO CHURCH Other performers that Steve has regularly worked and recorded with include: ANDY SHEPPARD, TONY COE, VICTOR MENDOZA, MAL WALDRON, GRAHAM COLLIER, MIKE GARRICK, DON WELLER, JOHN WARREN,COLIN TOWNS & ROBIN JONES, JEFF HOOPER. As a composer Steve has had a number of commissions ranging from small group to big band. These include compositions for the big band PENDULUM (formally the Berkshire Youth Jazz Orchestra) - which can be heard on the CD PENDULUM (33 JAZZ 047CD). CONCERTO FOR CONGAS - commissioned for George Haslam's MELTDOWN featuring Robin Jones as the soloist. This was released on CD in 2001 for the SLAM label. Steve has also composed a number of pieces for ROBIN JONES' KING SALSA, which can be heard on the CDs CHANGO (PARCD 502) & ACHÃ‰ (RPRCD001) In December 2002 Steve, along with Baritone Sax player George Haslam, were invited to perform at the Havana Jazz Festival as guests of Chucho Valdes with a Cuban big band â€“ the band, with up to 25 members, fronted by Bobby CarcassÃ©s with many of the greatest Cuban jazz musicians, played 3 concerts in Havana and Santa Clara; the programme included Waterman directing his â€˜Concerto for Congasâ€™ and works by Cuban Jazz composer Jorge Triana Hdz.
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