Growing up on the South Shore of Boston, Steve became interested in music in high school. He joined a local motown band and began studying piano and saxophone more seriously. In 1997 he joined the R&B band Sugarcoat, writing music for the band and arranging the horn section parts. Sugarcoat played all over the Northeast and was nominated for a Boston Music Award in 2001 in the best R&B/Funk Band Category before it ended it's run in 2002.
Since then, he has been a free-lance musician, playing gigs with many different groups in many different genres. From fill in gigs, to sold out shows performing with Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard and Bare Naked Ladies vocalist Ed Robertson in Yukon Cornielius, Steve has played a wide variety of styles and to many different audiences.
Some of the acts he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with are Blues Traveler, The Wailers, Guster, Mute Math, Eve 6, The Bare Naked Ladies, and Jeffrey Gaines.
He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and former Instrumental Music Director at the Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, CA. He founded a sheet music startup called NiceChart that allowed music directors to customize arrangements automatically to any instrumentation and individual player proficiency and has worked at Muse Group, the notation application StaffPad.
He continues to arrange and teach private in home piano and sax lessons in the San Diego area.