Born in Manhattan at the end of WWII to a big band Dad and a dancer Mom, Steve was pretty much sentenced to a life of music. His father's woodwinds were all around, and Steve picked up the clarinet and saxophone. He studied music at the University of Utah, and loves playing with small groups. He got his start in radio in 1979, here at KUER, and became Jazz Director in 1984. He loves the opportunities he has to meet the people and artists in jazz. To relax, he likes to travel, taking in jazz festivals and conferences around the country and motoring around Utah and beyond in his beloved Volkswagen Westfalia.