Steve Moore (aka Stebmo) is a multi-instrumentalist hailing from Seattle, WA. Known as a pianist, with a love for wurlitzers, casiotones and bells, he is also a trombonist and composer. As a studio musician and sideman, he has a resume that reads like a cult top-10 list with artists as diverse as songwriter Sufjan Stevens, jazz hero Bill Frisell and black metal mavericks sunnO))).
Moore's formative years were spent playing jazz and free improvisation in the pacific northwest and briefly in New York City. A rich scene, it allowed collaboration and study with some of jazz's modern masters including Julian Priester, Steve Turre, Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz. Eventually, he met and recorded with producer Tucker Martine in 1997 -- this meeting had a profound impact on the direction of Moore's music and career. Together they have collaborated in the ambient collective Mount Analog and on dozens of albums ranging from the far-left twang of Jim White to classic Seattle rockers Mudhoney.
Since 2001, he has performed regularly as part of Laura Veirs' band Saltbreakers playing keyboards, trombone, singing and occasionally playing bass. Together they have toured the world many times over and recorded four albums, three of which are released on Nonesuch Records. Sweeping synthesizers, catchy hooks and a flair for improvisation are all trademarks of Moore's playing with Saltbreakers.