Meet the musicians: Steve Figueroa
September 30, 2019 11:04 PM
Name : Steve Figueroa
When did you start playing? - When I was 17
Influential teacher? - Mostly self-taught. Don't have an influential teacher.
Where were you born? - Albuquerque, NM
Schools attended? - West Mesa H.S., Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, UNM
Instrument (s)? - Piano, Percussion
New Mexico connection? - I was born and raised here.
Career in a capsule? - Have been a part of the NM music scene for over 20 years
Best memory? - Clark Terry telling me I sound like someone who eats chitlins!
Favorite place in NM? - Taos, NM
Favorite food? - New Mexican
Who do you admire? - Hank Jones, Red Garland, Papo Lucca, Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Hobbies? - Reading, News Junkie, Museums, Movies
Best gig? - Too many pick just one!
Dream performance/venue? - The Village Vanguard, NYC
Favorite artists/group/music? - Also too many to name!
Best advice for musicians just starting out? - Listen and transcribe the musicians you admire and want to emulate, then distill what you learned from them and incorporate it into your own style.
Created: September 30, 2019 11:04 PM
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