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Steve Sutton

Over 25 years experience as a musician

10 years teaching private music lessons

Extensive experience as a professional bass player

Formal post-secondary musical training

Member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 247

Ability to play a wide variety of musical styles

Supportive, reliable team member


Primary Instrument

Bass, acoustic

Willing to teach

Advanced only


I am product of the District 68 band program under the direction of Bryan Stovell - the same system that produced Ingrid Jensen and Diana Krall. After high school I went on to study and earn a degree in an unrelated field. Several years and one corporate right-sizing (layoff!!) later and I came back to my first love of music. I attended and graduated from Malaspina University College's Jazz program from 1999 until 2002 studying with Bryan Stovell and Mike McDonald. In the years since earning my Jazz Diploma I have had the opportunity to study privately with Neil Swainson, Don Thompson, Misha Piatigorsky, Ross Taggart and Hugh Fraser. I have been teaching privately for 10 years on both the electric and string basses. My first love is jazz but I am well versed in rock, pop, funk, blues, country and classical.

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Album Gothic Jazz by Steve Sutton

Gothic Jazz

Self Produced

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam

Steve Sutton
Gothic Jazz

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