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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: 1950    

Originally hailing from Brooklyn, NY (the next neighborhood over from where many amazing modern tenor saxophonists, including Bob Berg, Steve Grossman, Dave Leibman, and Eddie Daniels lived), Steve has resided in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1977. Steve has composed over 120 original jazz tunes, and has played with such notables as trumpeters Eddie Henderson, Howard McGhee, Chet Baker, and Tom Harrell; trombonists Roswell Rudd, Si Zentner, and Urbie Green; pianists Andrew Hill, Benny Green, Jessica Williams, Jim McNeely and George Cables; guitarists John Abercrombie, Cal Collins, Mimi Fox, and Bruce Foreman; drummers Eddie Moore, Billy Higgins, Donald Bailey, Helcio Melito and Pete Escovedo; and vocalists Jackie Ryan, Madeline Eastman, Kellye Gray, Buddy Connor, Frankye Kelly, and Fran Foston. His work has been praised by saxophonists as diverse as Stan Getz (“Beautiful”), Charles Lloyd (“A beautiful talent”), and Pharoah Sanders (“This cat can play!”)....
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    Born to be Blue

    Jazzed Media
    2013
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    Live at Yoshi's

    World City Music
    2005
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    With John in Mind

    World City Music
    2003

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Born to be Blue

Jazzed Media (2013)

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His 2 previous CD’s as a leader (“With John in Mind” and “Live at Yoshi’s”) received international praise, the latter being chosen by Andrew Gilbert of the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the 10 best albums by a Bay Area jazz musician for 2005. Scott Yanow of L.A. Jazz Scene has written: “Tenor saxophonist Steve Heckman makes no secret about the fact that his main musical inspiration is John Coltrane. His tone is reminiscent of Trane's... and he includes some of the same spirituality in his own originals. Heckman comes across not only as respectful of his idol, but is creative within the boundaries of the style.....

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