Steve Allee is a Yamaha Performing Artist and has been a professor at the College- Conservatory of Music, at the University of Cincinnati, Indiana University and has performed as a featured artist and educator nationally. He has performed with Buddy Rich, Slide Hampton, James Moody, Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman, Steve Houghton, Gary Bartz, Louis Hayes, Randy Brecker and is a member of the Rufus Reid ‘Out Front Trio’. Their trio recording was on the ‘Jazz Week’ radio charts for 20 weeks including the #1 spot. He also performed on Rufus Reid’s Grammy Nominated ‘Quiet Pride’ Big Band Project on the Motema label. He has opened for Bill Evans and Tony Bennett. Steve recently performed at the Chicago, Rochester, Skidmore, Montreal, Mid-Atlantic, Indy and Miami Jazz Festivals. Steve was Music Director for the nationally syndicated radio show, ‘The Bob and Tom Show’.
As a composer, Steve’s big band compositions have been performed multiple years by the Disneyland Honor All-Star Bands in Annaheim, CA. His songs have also featured in All – State Bands in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. Steve recently conducted the Ohio All State Band for the Ohio Music Educators Conference. His composition ‘Dragonfly was premiered in Washington DC and performed by the ‘US Army Blues’.