Steven Husted

Steven Husted

Musicians | Instrument: Bass, acoustic | Location: Austin

Updated: February 27, 2024

Born: November 27, 1970

Steven began his musical journey at the ripe old age of 6. From there he was always involved in everything musical from school band to private instruction to playing local parties for friends. At age 15, Steven moved from CT. to San Francisco, where he jumped head first into the study of jazz. By the time Steven was 23, he was one of the top call bassists in the San Francisco Bay Area, including 6 years teaching at the acclaimed Stanford Jazz Workshop. Steven has played with many jazz greats including Kenny Burrell, Billy Higgins, and Vince Wallace. Now residing in Austin, TX, Steven remains an in demand bassist/composer and band leader. Follow him on Facebook for info on upcoming shows and recording releases.


Gluck fellowship (while attending UCLA)


2021 Romanian made carved bass from String Emporium and a 1956 H.N. White American Standard.

Amps include an Acoustic Image Clarus head and doubleshot speaker cab and a Phil Jones Bass BG-120 Bass Cub Pro.

Steven uses a David Gage Life Line pickup on his carved bass and a Fishman BP-100 on the American Standard.

Both basses are strung with Tomastik-Infeld Spirocore strings.

Warwick and Ibanez electric basses.


If you dig straight-ahead jazz, Standards and Then Some (Self-produced) by The Steve Husted Quartet is right up your alley. Bassist Husted is abetted by saxophonist Dayna Stephens, pianist Damian Garcia and drummer Israel Yanez for a winning program of seven selections. As the tittle of the album indicates, the songs include two pop standards, "It's You or No One" and "What's New;" two jazz standards, Phil Markowitz's "Sno' Peas" and Oscar Pettiford's

"Tricotism;" plus three Husted originals, "Brainteaser,"

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Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic



Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Clinic/Workshop Information

Specializing in small group jazz performance clinics as well as masterclasses for bassists.

Ray Brown
bass, acoustic
Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Gary Peacock
bass, acoustic
Tribal Tech
band / ensemble / orchestra
Paul Chambers
bass, acoustic


Management and booking

For Booking Call: 917-498-5257



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