Steve is a graduate of Berklee College Of Music later adopting the seven- string guitar in 1993. Steve Herberman has performed at venues such as Birdland in NYC, Spazio in Los Angeles, the NAMM shows in Anaheim and Nashville, and recently at the North Wales jazz guitar weekend in the U.K. as a featured guest artist. Closer to home he has performed at Blues Alley, the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe, and the Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts. Steve has played with renowned musicians such as Keter Betts, Buster Williams, Gary Bartz, Drew Gress, Chuck Berghofer, Mark Ferber, Jim Snidero, Chuck Redd, Ali Ryerson, Steve Williams, Steve LaSpina, Jeff Hirshfield, John Pisano and many more.
Steve Herberman has recorded three CDs as a leader; Thoughtlines (2001) Action:Reaction (2006) and Ideals (2008.) and one duo CD with guitarist Steve Abshire called Between Friends (2015.) Steve Herberman's recordings have received wide critical acclaim in JazzTimes, Downbeat, Jazz Improv and many others. Steve’s CD, Ideals, reached the Top 10 on the JazzWeek chart for national airplay remaining on the chart for 16 weeks. Action:Reaction, a CD of Steve's original music, was chosen as one of the top 50 CD's of 2007 by Jazz Improv magazine.
Steve Herberman taught jazz guitar on the faculty of Towson University for 14 years and is presently teaching guitar at Sidwell Friends School in DC. He is also on the faculty of Maryland Summer Jazz and teaches at his home studio in addition to giving lessons via Skype. He has presented masterclasses in the U.K. and at many universities across the U.S. Steve has written instructional material for Downbeat magazine, Mel Bay’s Guitar Sessions, Just Jazz Guitar, the National Guitar Workshop newsletter and columns for Modern Guitars webzine. He is an online instructor for www.mikesmasterclasses.com where he has taught dozens of popular jazz video lessons. Steve Herberman has been featured on the cover of Just Jazz Guitar Magazine (Feb. 2009) with his Comins guitar that he has endorsed for many years.
Reviews - Ideals
Steve Herberman is an exceptional guitarist..."Ideals" is a
delight, artfully played and quietly triumphant.
- Robert Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine (5/09)
D.C. -based guitarist Steve Herberman showcases his
formidable chops in an intimate trio setting with bassist Tom
Baldwin and drummer Mark Ferber. The swinging collection
includes vibrant new arrangements of standards like Weill'
"This Is New" and Mal Waldron's "Soul Eyes," along with
affecting Herberman originals like the introspective ballad "Let
Go," the jaunty "She's For Me," the infectious second-line
groover "Upbeat," and the gorgeous title track. A must for
- Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes (3/09)
Willing to teach
Skype lessons and private lessons in the Washington DC area $65/hour.
38 instructional videos available on www.mikesmasterclasses.com
Contrapuntal style jazz guitar as a specialty. Other clinics are on motivic
improvisation, chord soloing, and many other topics listed on the lessons page