BIOGRAPHY Steve Feierabend is a native of San Diego, California, where he grew up listening to and playing jazz. In 1983, he graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music in Boston, having studied with Joe Viola, Joe Allard, Jerry Bergonzi, Herb Pomeroy, and others. In 1996, Steve earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he taught, performed and studied with Kenny Barron, Ralph Bowen, Ted Dunbar and Akira Tana. Steve has been a member of the music faculty at both Mira Costa College and Palomar College in San Diego. In great demand as a jazz saxophone soloist, Steve has performed internationally at festivals, clubs and concerts with such artists as Mel Torme, Steve Allen, Charles McPherson, Pete Christlieb, Kei Akagi, Hal Crook, Joe Diorio, Brian Lynch, Bill Cunliff, Holly Hoffman, Mike Wofford, Ron Eschete, Rob Schneiderman, Jack Costanzo, The Temptations and The Four Tops, to name just a few. As a recording artist, Steve is a featured soloist, composer and arranger on new CD releases by latin jazz legend Jack Costanzo, David Hoffman (of the Ray Charles band), Glen Fisher's Con Alma, Brazilian singer Josias De Santos, as well as many commercial projects and jingles. Steve served as leader of his own group, Common Ground, whose CD Manhattan Fantasy was relased in 1990. It was voted 'CD of the year' by the Portland jazz society and received national recognition. Steve's CD 'Revolving Doors', was released in June of 2000 on Webster's Jazz Classics Label. It features eight of Steve's original compositions performed in quartet and quintet settings, with special guest Peter Sprague on guitar.