Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Steve has played with some of the most important names in jazz history including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Roy Ayers, Grover Washington Jr., Tania Maria, Herbie Hancock, Sadao Watanabe and David Sanborn. Latin, Jazz, R&B, Brazilian and African music have all felt the magic of Steve’s touch. They have also deeply influenced him.
Founded by Steve, AFRO ASIA band concept combines Jazz with Afro-Carribean rhythms, playing Rumba, Guaguanco, Samba, Calypso and Salsa, featuring sounds of percussion instruments from Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Adding a unique Asian flavour to the sounds of AFRO ASIA, Kamrul Hussin on Malay percussions and Sesatre Bansuri on Indian and traditional flutes, teaming up with one of Asia’s brightest jazz trio featuring pianist from Shanghai, Eric Li, bassist Rozhan Razman and one of Asia’s most sought after drummer, John Thomas.