At the age of thirteen, Steve learned how to read music and joined the Senior High School Marching Band while still attending Junior High School. He graduated from Rahway Senior High School where he performed in the Marching, Concert and Jazz Bands. Steve went to Howard University in Washington DC. During his four years there he spent most of his time at The School Of C or gigging and rehearsing.
Steve has been influenced and inspired by many different artists from all genre's of music including Jazz, R&B, Funk, Fusion and Rock. He has played in bands that have opened for some of today's top artists such as The Spin Doctors, Foreigner, Mother's Finest, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Brand New Heavies, Morris Day and The Time, Kool and The Gang, Nikka Costa, PM Dawn, Joi and Silk. He can be seen performing with some of Atlanta's hottest bands GURUFISH or ENCORE or ASCENSION or 3RD SUN.
Check out the latest 3RD SUN release THE JOURNEY, produced by Steve Dixon and Rob Young. You can download it from iTunes, Amazon.com, Napster, Limewire, CDBaby, Last.fm, iLike and listen to it on Jango.com.
Steve endorses and plays the following exclusively:
Drumsticks made by Silverfox Percussion, practice foot pedals made by Hansen Futz, drumheads made by Attack, bass drum pedals made by Trick and cymbals made by Soultone.
Check out Steve's drum cam as
Gurufish plays Fire On The Bayou.