Steve is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and is now headquartered in Sedona, Arizona. His musical jazz style has elements of big band, blues and swing, and is easy to listen to for jazz aficionados, or even for those who aren’t particularly jazz fans. Listening to Steve’s style, one can hear the influences of pianists Nat Cole, Bill Evans, and Oscar Peterson, and his vocals have echoes of Frank Sinatra & Harry Connick, with a blues element from the Charles Brown tradition.
Steve’s most versatile musical combination is the jazz trio, though he often performs solo, with a duo, or a larger group. He is also in demand accompanying other vocalists, jazz & pop, and has extensive experience as a sideman in jazz, pop, rock and blues ensembles. In Arizona, Steve appears regulary at Dahl & DiLuca Restaurant in Sedona. During the summer months Steve performs in Chicago and in northern Michigan, often at Petoskey's Terrace Inn and the Grey Gables Restuarant in Charlevoix.