Steven Cardoza, Basses

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Steven was an Arranging and Composition major for two years at the Rhode Island School of Music, studying with New England greats Ted Casher and Hal Crook, and for two years at The Berklee College of Music, where he studied with Michael Gibbs, Neil Stubenhaus, Richard Appleman and many others. He later went on to study with the legendary Charlie Banacos and bass visionary Jaco Pastorius. 

He composed music for the Boston Children’s Theater and various industrial films. He worked as a studio bassist at Triple A Studios in Boston, and co-led the fusion band Tanelorn, which appeared on live TV (The David Brudnoy Show, 5 All Night Live) live radio (WERS, WMBR) and toured jazz and alternative clubs and colleges throughout New England. Some bass performance credits include stints with Boston area jazz bands The Issacs Brothers and The Nathan Aronow Nextet, alt rock bands Science Friction and Amber Spyglass, touring show band The Zaras (featuring Jorge and Hugo Fattoruso and Rubin Rada), San Francisco-based blues band The John Maxwell Band, Oakland-based Afro-pop band African Rain, and Paul Robinson (guitarist for Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks).