steve nelson

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This outstanding vibraphonist and composer was born in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , in 1954. He started playing piano and vibes as a teenager, and he progressed quickly enough as to play with guitar-legend Grant Green.

He graduated from Rutgers University with both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in music and his teaching activities have included a position at Princeton University . As a resident of the New York area he has performed and recorded with many great musicians including Kenny Barron, Bobby Watson, Mulgrew Miller, David Fathead Newman, Johnny Griffin and Jackie McLean. He is currently a member of The Dave Holland’s Band, Mulgrew Miller’s Wingspan, and the Lewis Nash Trio.

He has appeared at concerts and festivals worldwide and has made three recordings as the leader of his own group. His recordings as a leader include Live At Acireale (Red Records), Full Nelson (Sunnyside) and Communications (Criss Cross). Recordings with others include Mulgrew Miller, David “Fathead” Newman, Kenny Barron, Jackie McLean and Johnny Griffin.

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