Born: May 1, 1954
Billy Stein is a guitarist born in Brooklyn, New York. While attending Hunter College, where he would earn a BA in Music Composition & Theory, he received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to study classical guitar with Leonid Bolotine. Stein would then become involved in multiple music scenes in and around NYC including R&B, funk, rock, salsa, bossa nova, as well as both mainsteam and free jazz. Over the years he has performed and recorded with a wide variety of musicians including Milt Hinton, Sahib Shihab, Joe Blanco, The Coasters, Rashid Bakr as well as leading his own trio which recorded the critically acclaimed CD “Hybrids”...
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