Steve Oliver
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steve oliver - electronic press kit

YOU KNOW HIS MUSIC

 
 
  • Five #1 smooth jazz radio hits including the legacy track “High Noon”

  • Over a dozen Top 10 radio hits

  • A #1 selling smooth jazz album on Amazon.com with his 2018 release “Illuminate”

  • Over 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone with over 4.3 MILLION streams to date

  • Co-writer and/or producer for many notable smooth jazz artists including Brian Simpson, Paul Taylor, Will Donato, BillyRay Sheppard, Steve Reid and more

  • Over 7,000 fans on Facebook

  • Toured as a member of Acoustic Alchemy and played festivals worldwide as a solo artist

  • Star players Vinnie Colaiuta, Leland Sklar, Nathan East, Jimmy Haslip, Steve Madaio, Nelson Rangell and more have played on his albums

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BIOGRAPHY

 
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Illuminate is the much-anticipated eleventh career album from multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Steve Oliver, who returns with a record deeply rooted in contemporary jazz guitar melodies and Steve's trademark wordless vocalese. 

His first collection of new original instrumentals since 2012, Illuminate shines a light upon Steve's highly successful career - one that has produced multiple #1 hits on the Billboard charts and countless radio staples over nearly two decades.

With Steve's instantly recognizable guitar lines and a list of guest artists that includes bass virtuoso Jimmy Haslip, the incredible Joel Taylor on drums, and sax luminary Nelson Rangell, Illuminate puts the spotlight back on one of the genre's most engaging performers and songwriters.

 
 

THE MUSIC 

 

On Spotify? Check out this Spotify-curated playlist!

Or click below to hear some of Steve’s most beloved tunes.

 
 
 
There is a unique quality to Steve’s music that I truly enjoy.
— George Benson
 
 
 

THE LIVE EXPERIENCE

 

“Magic World” recorded at Pizza Express Jazz Club in London.

“High Noon” recorded live in Modesto, CA

"Feeling Good" recorded At Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

“Fun In The Sun” recorded live in Laguna Beach

 
 

 PAST PERFORMANCES

 

WITH OTHERS:

  • Toured as a member of Acoustic Alchemy

  • Opened for David Sanborn, Yellowjackets, Michael Franks, The Rippingtons and more

 

NOTABLE VENUES - SOLO OR WITH HIS BAND:

  • Playboy Jazz Festival

  • Seabreeze Jazz Festival

  • Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

  • Java Jazz Festival - Jakarta Indonesia

  • Grand Rapids Jazz Festival

  • San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

  • Richmond Jazz Festival

  • Smooth Jazz Nights - Honolulu, HI

  • Pizza Express - London UK

  • St. James Live - Atlanta, GA

  • Scullers - Boston, MA

  • Spaghettini - Seal Beach, CA

  • Lyceum Theatre - San Diego, CA

  • Festival of Arts - Laguna Beach, CA

  • Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA

  • Bethesda Blues & Jazz - Bethesda, MD

 
 
 
This is Bobby McFerrin with a guitar strapped to him!
— ART GOOD, JAZZTRAX