Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton - Release Countdown Day 16: Steve Kovalcheck

Steve Kovalcheck 

Steve is one of the most complete musicians I have ever met. His deep knowledge of the guitar and tradition is apparent every time he plays. Steve has worked with a variety musicians including the New York Voices, Colorado and Dallas Symphonies. He was a recording and touring member of Columbia artist Robinella and the C.C. String Band. As a jazz musician, he has worked with the best in the business including, Christian McBride, Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield and countless others. Steve is member of the University of Northern Colorado jazz faculty. He is also an accomplished composer and arranger

I started working with Steve regularly playing duo at Del Frisco's steak house. It was during this time that I realized, just how bad of a dude Steve really was. When you play duo with someone for four hours, everything comes out. From there Steve and I started the group Raincheck. We held a Sunday residency at Ace Gillet's for a little over a year. This band recorded an album Raincheck on Dazzle Recordings. At gigs I often joke with the audience and say something like "Playing with Steve always makes me feel bad". His playing is so consistent. I often come off the stand after playing with Steve and think "Damn, so THAT'S how it's supposed to go!" I have learned as much from Steve about playing music than I have from any of my formal teachers. Steve has two burning solos on Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (on Clockwise and I'm Not So Sure).

Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton - Available everywhere February 17th.


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