Steve has been a jazz fan since 1974 when he stumbled upon a friend's copy of "Birds of Fire" by the Mahavishnu Orchestra. When his friend followed that up with "Headhunters" by Herbie Hancock, a lifelong love affair with the music began. He spent nearly forty years in the financial service industry, working in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, and Chicago before moving to Taos in 2013. While those moves provided a varied work life, they also exposed Steve to a wide array of jazz music and worthy musicians which he tries to give voice to on his shows.
Steve's radio career began at KSFR on the "Round Midnight" show in 2014 (months before his retirement). Since he'd built up a bank of unused vacation days, he was able to host the late night/early morning shifts on alternate weeks until his January retirement. He also subbed on various KSFR programs in a variety of formats. He's formally hosted the "Good Morning Jazz" show since April, 2017 focusing on a broad jazz palate--from Bebop to Bechet, Salsa, Blues, and other adventurous sounds beyond North America.