Born: September 10, 1966
Steve Herberman exhibits a vast harmonic palette involving uncommon stretches on the fretboard along with a real capacity to burn on fluent single note lines... His sheer command of the instrument puts one in mind of such jazz guitar masters as Joe Pass, Joe Diorio, Lenny Breau, and Gene Bertoncini. His nuanced touch, excellent tone, tasteful, even phrasing and fresh writing style, further elevates Herberman far above the pack of other talented Berklee grads...definitely worth checking out for fans of advanced jazz guitar. - Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes (05/07)
Steve is a graduate of Berklee College Of Music later adopting the seven-string guitar in 1993. Steve Herberman has performed at venues such as Birdland in NYC, Spazio in Los Angeles, the NAMM shows in Anaheim and Nashville, and recently at the North Wales jazz guitar weekend in the U.K. as a featured guest artist. Closer to home he has performed at Blues Alley, the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe, and the Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts. Steve has played with renowned musicians such as Keter Betts, Buster Williams, Gary Bartz, Drew Gress, Chuck Berghofer, Mark Ferber, Jim Snidero, Chuck Redd, Ali Ryerson, Steve Williams, Steve LaSpina, Jeff Hirshfield, John Pisano and many more....
- Ideals by Dave Major
- Action: Reaction by Jim Santella
- Action:Reaction by Jerry D'Souza
- Action: Reaction by Mark F. Turner
- Action: Reaction by Michael P. Gladstone
- Action:Reaction by Dan McClenaghan
- Thought Lines by Dr. Judith Schlesinger
Steve Herberman is an exceptional guitarist...Ideals is a delight, artfully played and quietly triumphant. - Robert Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine (5/09)
D.C. -based guitarist Steve Herberman showcases his formidable chops in an intimate trio setting with bassist Tom Baldwin and drummer Mark Ferber. The swinging collection includes vibrant new arrangements of standards like Weill' This Is New and Mal Waldron's Soul Eyes, along with affecting Herberman originals like the introspective ballad Let Go, the jaunty She's For Me, the infectious second-line groover Upbeat, and the gorgeous title track...
Primary InstrumentGuitar, electric
LocationChevy Chase, MD
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundFaculty Towson University since 1999