Steven Kirby

Steven Kirby is a guitarist, composer, and educator. He has a reputation for playing exciting, melodic and lyrical contemporary jazz, as well as performing in other styles. Over 25 recordings have been released, including three as a leader on “Point Of Balance”, “North Light” and “North Light”, both on Challenge Records. In 2016, “Illuminations” was released on WCS. He has recorded and performed with many of the most respected contemporary musicians today, including George Garzone (Steps Ahead), Scott Colley and Bruce Barth. He has toured the U.S., Canada and the UK as well as Europe, China, Europe, China, Africa, and the Caribbean. Kirby’s music was played on more than 100 radio stations in the US and internationally, including on NPR’s “Here and Now”, Jazz with Bob Parlocha, and Eric in the Evening. Kirby’s jazz compositions won awards at the International Songwriting Competition and the Billboard Song Contest. He graduated from Berklee College of Music, and holds a masters in Jazz Composition and Arranging (UMass Amherst). He is currently on the music faculty at 4 institutions of higher education: Berklee College of Music (Associate Professor, Harmony Dept), Salem State University, Brandeis University, Wellesley College from

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