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The cool, urbane demeanor of this jazzman reflects the diversity of his East Coast/West Coast experience. It provides the perfect canvas for the vivid images he creates with the melodic, spirited strokes of his horn. Steve Baxter is a rare combination of talent and humility. He has a reverence for performing and being a creative artist who has a commitment to build on jazz and music pioneers' legacy. His undeniable love for playing and producing music has reached and inspired people around the world. He continues to bring music to another level and contribute to the vision of music destined to inspire generations of artists. The mission started in Houston, Texas when Steve began playing baritone horn at age 14. His first idol was legendary J.J. Johnson. Throughout high school he performed with the award winning Forest Brook High School Stage Band, and then continued his training at the prestigious Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he majored in Jazz Studies from 1980-1983. While at Howard, Steve began to seriously study the Jazz masters, participating in events such as the Thelonious Monk Memorial Concert series featuring Grady Tate, Charlie Rouse, Wallace Roney; and workshops with musical greats like Lionel Hampton. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to pursue a solo career, and to continue perfecting his craft. Steve's a dynamic, high energy, multidimensional artist whose skills as a musician, songwriter, and producer have elevated his talent to another level. His repertoire covers everything from R&B to Latin Salsa to Afro Cuban Jazz and he has shared the stage and studio with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including the Ray Charles World Tour (1985), Horace Tapscott, The Crusaders, Barry Manilow, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Temptations, The O'Jays, The Four Tops, Bobby Matos, Babyface, Eric Benet, 13 Cats, Patti Labelle, Sheila E, Alicia Keys, Macy Gray, Beck, and Ziggy Marley.
Steve's horn playing, coupled with his Marsalis-like looks landed him an appearance in the 1995 Denzel Washington thriller, "Devil In A Blue Dress." Steve also appeared in the motion picture "Spider-Man 3" as a bandleader in a jazz scene. He has appeared on American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, BET Awards, The GRAMMYs, NAACP Awards and many other shows and films.

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At 4:34pm on February 28, 2010, Michael C. Lewis said…
Hi Steve, I plan to pick up yours as well. I have listened to the clips and it sounds great. Take care.

At 12:11pm on January 30, 2010, Steve Baxter said…
Very nice dirk
At 11:05am on April 13, 2009, Jennifer said…
You are welcome, Stephen

At 10:26am on April 13, 2009, Jennifer said…
Hi Stephen

Thank you for your kind words.
I have many more and must take some time out to edit.
I do want to publish eventually and to include music in this.

How are things with you and what are you working on?

At 12:48am on February 14, 2009, Karen Briggs, Violin Soul-o-ist said…
Hello My Friend,
I hope this finds you well.
At 12:22pm on September 3, 2008, Dr. Moira said…
No worry there will be more and I hope you will be a part of the event/s in the future. The evening was magical an as one attendee stated Dr. Moira really knows how to put on a party. All there had an amazing time and the Harpist set the tone.....Next time a an evening of Jazz so that will be where you can be a part if you like. I will keep you posted. I am thinking a Jazz Festival/Concert in a Club Venue. I have friends that are opening a new club in Beverly Hills so it will be amazing. Well thanks for thinking of us. Let me know when your playing somewhere that I may hear you.
Dr. Moira
At 6:52pm on September 2, 2008, Terry Landry said…
Sup, Slubba Bubba!
At 3:06pm on August 5, 2008, Dr. Moira said…
Hey if your not busy come on out and spend the evening with Dr. Moira and her kids for our silent Auction and concert. It promises to be amazing as I do not put on events that are not short of amazing. My kids are talented and I have some amazing donations fo rthe Auction. So if you would like to come out be my guest and bring your instrument if you would like to donated your talent and play us a little something in the future I am planning a Live KIds AID concert with local artist as well as National Acts so let me know your music so I can include you in the future. Never know who is connected to who....lets all help promote one another. Check out my band too. Jazzmatic.....come out and be my guest would love to meet you. Ck events here in TJN for details.
Dr. Moira
At 2:51pm on July 9, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Hi Steve! I wish you all the best,
Peace, be blessed!

At 9:52pm on July 2, 2008, Teddy Bear said…
thank You very much God Bless you

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