Steve has been involved with NYJO since 1978, firstly as a trumpet player, then as a composer/arranger (writing many charts for the band that have been played and recorded over the years) and has been Assistant Music Director since 2002.
He studied jazz at Leeds College of Music and The Guildhall School Of Music, and completed a Masters Degree in jazz composition at The Manhattan School Of Music in New York City. While in New York, he had his own Big Band and was lucky enough to play with some of the best jazz musicians in New York including: Paquito D’Rivera, Tony Kadleck, Bob Mintzer, Chris Potter, Ryan Kisor, Ed Shaughnessy, Lew Soloff and Scott Wendholt to name but a few.
On this side of the Atlantic he has played in many shows, and bands including The Syd Lawrence Orchestra & Shirley Bassey.
He is currently Head Of Brass & Music Technology at Christ’s Hospital School just outside Horsham in Sussex.