Meet the musicians: Steve Figueroa | KOB 4

Meet the musicians: Steve Figueroa

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.


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