Steve Colson is a pianist, author, a longtime member of AACM and the owner of the Silver Sphinx record label.
Steve Colson was one of 23 artists to pilot the 1981-82 National Endowment for the Arts program, Jazz Artists in the Schools (AIE). He and wife Iqua founded their Silver Sphinx record label in 1979 as did a handful of jazz artists, predating the indie movement. The highly praised Freedom Rhythm & Sound book and CD, issued October 2009 by Soul Jazz Records, documents this period. A longtime member of the AACM, Colson has received awards for composition and has featured artists such as Henry Threadgill, Leroy Jenkins, David Murray, Billy Hart and Anthony Davis in his work. His latest recording, The Untarnished Dream, is a trio effort with Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille--and Iqua's vocals on select tracks.