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Steve Hobbs

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Steve Hobbs studied at the Berklee College of Music from 1974-78. Shortly after graduation, he spent two years on the road, and then received a Master's in Jazz Performance from The University of Miami in 1982. He worked on his doctorate in music composition at the University of Northern Colorado in 1983-84. Steve stays busy recording and touring with various artists including Randy Johnston and Tom Harrell, Phil Urso, Spike Robinson, Joe Bonner, Gary Bartz, and has done considerable touring with Art Van Damme. He has been featured at jazz festivals with Giacomo Gates, Bruce Forman, James Spaulding, Don Friedman, Yuron Israel, Kevin Mahogany, and many others. Steve has participated on nearly thirty recordings, seven as a leader

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Tribute to Bobby

Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: The Craving Phenomenon; Into The Storm; Besame Mucho; New Creation; Tres Vias; Millie; Thelonious Funk; The Road To Happy Destiny; Blowing In The Wind; El Sueno De Horace Silver; In From The Storm; Let's Go To Abaco! Where Or When.

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Article: Album Review

Steve Hobbs: Tribute to Bobby

Read "Tribute to Bobby" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Steve Hobbs's third CD featuring this quartet is studded with lively compositions, mostly written by him. The paradoxically breezy opener (considering the dark derivation of its title) “The Craving Phenomenon" is an example of this lightness of touch. Hobbs is heard here on marimba as he is on the next track “Into The Storm," a labyrinthine ...

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North America Jazz Alliance: The Montreal Sessions

Read "The Montreal Sessions" reviewed by Edward Blanco


The North America Jazz Alliance brings together two American and four Canadian musicians to perform the music heard in the nightclubs of the 60s and 70s on The Montreal Sessions. Producer Peter Maxymych further wanted to focus on the accordion-led bands of the era of which, the most famous was that of the late Art Van ...

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North America Jazz Alliance: The Montreal Sessions

Read "The Montreal Sessions" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


A producer's wish to recapture the sound of an accordion legend's band set the ball in motion for this recording. Producer Peter Maxymych wanted to “recreate a sound that was heard in clubs and other venues in the 1960s and '70s." Maxymych goes on to note that “accordion was the lead instrument in those groups and ...

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News: Radio

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 3, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 3 1 Catherine Russell Inside This Heart Of Mine (World Village/Harmonia Mundi) 322 151 +171 1 67 1 5 2 24 35 Trombone Shorty Backatown (Verve Forecast) 273 90 +183 20 62 2 3 3 2 4 John Pizzarelli Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 26, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 5 6 Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue) 160 148 +12 2 42 1 7 2 4 3 John Pizzarelli Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute To Duke Ellington (Telarc) 152 153 -1 4 44 2 8 3 1 10 Catherine Russell Inside This Heart ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 19, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 10 49 Catherine Russell Inside This Heart Of Mine (World Village/Harmonia Mundi) 235 118 +117 24 62 1 3 2 5 5 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 166 149 +17 4 51 2 8 3 1 2 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 157 169 ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 12, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 3 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 169 172 -3 1 49 1 6 2 7 10 Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee (Emarcy/DDB) 156 142 +14 4 53 2 5 3 8 14 John Pizzarelli Rockin ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 5, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 173 204 -31 0 50 1 11 2 3 8 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 172 168 +4 4 54 2 5 3 8 7 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 169 140 ...


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