Piano – Giant Steps Day Camp, Jazz Camp Week 1
ocalists at Jazz Camp are in for a treat this summer, as one of the Bay Area’s first-call accompanists is joining the faculty. Steve Blum is a major force on the musical theater scene in Northern California, as well as being at the forefront of the jazz scene.
Steve is an active performer and composer, playing with The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Bells Atlas, The Dirty Snacks Ensemble, Jr. Reggae, Steve Horowitz’s Code Ensemble, The Crushing Spiral Ensemble, and more. In addition he plays in LA-based projects The Baba Orchestra, Blockrad, and others. He is also a prolific synthesizer player, and has released several albums of original music that bridge classical minimalism and electronic music.
He graduated from CSU Long Beach and California Institute of the Arts, where he studied and played with Dave Roitstein, Charlie Haden, Joe LaBarbera, Larry Koonse, Vinny Golia, and Wadada Leo Smith. It was also at CalArts he discovered a deep passion for West African drumming and Indian Classical Music.