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Steve Cardenas

Steve Cardenas has diverse credits as a performer and recording artist. Having started his musical career in Kansas City, he is now an integral part of the jazz community in New York.

Cardenas has backed up such greats as Eddie Harris, Marilyn Maye, Jay McShann, Claude “Fiddler” Williams and Slide Hampton. He has toured Europe extensively, performing at various jazz festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on three separate occasions and the North Sea Jazz Festival five times. He has regularly performed in groups led by such diverse artists as Paul McCandless of the group Oregon, trumpeters/composers Mark Isham and Jeff Beal, bassists Marc Johnson and John Patitucci, as well as vocalists Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones. Steve is currently a member of the Paul Motian Octet + 1, Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, a group led by Joey Baron called “Killer Joey”, as well as the Ben Allison Band. In addition, he leads his own trio performing at various venues around New York City.

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Albums

Melody in a Dream
Melody in a Dream
Sunnyside Records
2014
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West of Middle
West of Middle
Sunnyside Records
2010
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Steve Cardenas: West of Middle
Steve Cardenas: West...
Sunnyside Records
2010
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Panoramic
Panoramic
Blue Moon
2004
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