Steve Cardenas - guitar
Ben Allison - bass
Allison Miller - drums
Steve Cardenas is a world-class guitarist who has performed and recorded with many well-known and highly esteemed musicians. He was a longstanding member of the Paul Motian Electric Bebop Band, the Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, as well as Joey Baron‘s band, Killer Joey. Steve is currently a member of the Steve Swallow Quintet, Ben Allison Band, Jon Cowherd‘s Mercy Project and John Patitucci‘s Electric Guitar Quartet. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia, performing at countless international music festivals, theaters, opera houses and clubs. Steve has also released four recordings as a leader. His most recent album, Melody in a Dream, was released on Sunnyside Records last year.
Steve is on faculty at The New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. He’s also been on faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, Siena Summer Jazz Workshop, Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, Stanford Jazz Workshop and Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music. Steve is one of the co-authors, along with Don Sickler, of the Thelonious Monk Fakebook (Hal Leonard Publishing). The Thelonious Monk Fakebook marks the first time all of Monk’s compositions have appeared in one volume, many of them appearing for the first time.