Composer/guitarist Steve Girardi has been performing his original music in the New York metropolitan area for over 2 decades. His unique sound challenges the traditional boundaries of contemporary jazz.
The new group features drum virtuoso Mark Graham, bassist Kevin Brown, keyboardist and percussionist Greg Federico and world renowned bassist/cellist Mike Richmond. The group has performed in numerous metropolitan venues such as NJPAC, 55 Bar, Cornelia Street Cafe, Hat City Kitchen and Maxwell’s.
The group has released two critically acclaimed CD’s, Within Inside in 2002 ,which was followed by Blue Sky With Tears. The group is currently working on a new release!
Steve Girardi Guitarist
Contact Steve for private study at the Girardi Music Studio http://www.girardimusicstudio.com/
Stephen Girardi was born in Philadelphia, PA and began playing the guitar at age 6 under the tutelage of his grandfather and professional guitarist Dominic Girardi. At age 9 he then studied with Frank Marone, a great local swing guitarist and teacher from Vineland, NJ. At age 17 under the watchful eye of Bill Walton, he began to study music at the prestigious Sandole Studio in Philadelphia. Steve continued his musical studies at Berklee College of Music, Mannes College and Rowan University. Although these colleges proved very beneficial, his most profound musical influence came from a two-decade long relationship with world-renowned teacher Maestro Dennis Sandole. Steve has the unique distinction of being an Authorized Sandole Method Instructor, an honor given to him by the maestro himself after years of extensive study. Maestro Sandole was the teacher of jazz luminaries John Coltrane, Pat Martino and James Moody.
Steve is an adjunct music professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the founder and owner of the Girardi Music Studio located in Madison, New Jersey.