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"With no disrespect to any other vibraphonist on the scene, Steve Nelson is my favorite on the instrument...." Ted Panken


  • The Center of the Music: Nelson salutes Miller on his charming new disc, Brothers Under the Sun (HighNote), on which he leads a crackling quartet...."  Jazz Times, John Murph

  • Steve Nelson Quartet: New Beginnings: "...exemplifies the combination of mature craftsmanship and youthful vigor necessary to make cogent mainstream jazz." Jazz Times, Bill Shoemaker

  • East Liberty Native Steve Nelson Among Jazz's Top Vibraphonists: "Pittsburgh is well known for its expatriate jazz musicians who expanded the vocabulary of instruments like the drums (Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke) and piano (Mary Lou Williams, Earl "Fatha" Hines), to name a few. Less common is the vibraphone, but one of the more highly regarded players of the instrument is East Liberty native Steve Nelson." Pittsburgh City Paper, Mike Shanley

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