Instrument: Acoustic Bass| AMT Products Used: S25B
“Since I have been using the AMT mic, I have had a steady flow of compliments about my sound. The most satisfying is in the form of a question that all Bassists love to hear; ‘Are you amplifying your Bass?’. Thanks to your mic, I can now hear the subtleties of the instrument instead of the amp system.” – Steve Varner
“Since I have been using the AMT mic, I have had a steady flow of compliments about my sound. The most satisfying is in the form of a question that all Bassists love to hear; ‘Are you amplifying your Bass?’. Thanks to your mic, I can now hear the subtleties of the instrument instead of the amp system.”
Steve Varner – Bassist wtih Pat Martino; theDennis Deblasio Quartet; Jim Ridl trio; Jean-Michel Pilc; JD Walter/ Dave Liebman Quintet.
Steve Varner was born and raised in Tennessee, where he entered the world of music playing electric bass. The musical ability of this primarily self taught musician soon gained the attention of touring musicians, who took Steve out on the road during the years when most young musical hopefuls were studying in college.
In 1980, Steve moved to the Harrisburg, PA area, where he soon became a local favorite. In addition to his extensive sideman duties as a bassist, Steve also led his own electric quartet, Modern Traffic, taking the role of “guitarist” in the band by playing the piccolo bass. The band recorded an album in 1990 of all Varner originals.
With the Creme de la creme of the PA Jazz scene calling on Steve to play, he decided to learn to play the acoustic bass. Within a ten year period of learning the “upright bass”, Steve found himself playing, recording, and touring with some of world’s top jazz musicians. Now residing in northern New Jersey, Steve performs in New York, Europe, and with such jazz greats as: Pat Martino, Phil Woods, Dave Liebman, Billy Hart, Rodney Green, Tim Warfield, Eric Alexander, James Moody, Ernie Watts, JD Walter, Bob Dorough, Jean-Michel Pilc, Tom Rainey, Jeff Hirchfield, Rick Margitza, Jack Wilkins, Dennis DeBlasio, Tierney Sutton, Patty Austin, Bill Goodwin, Karrin Allyson, and Jimmy Bruno.
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The Jim Ridl Trio Live – Jim Ridl (Dream Box Media)
Clear Day – Dave Liebman/JD Walter Quintet (Double
Sirens in the C-House – JD Walter (Dream Box Media)
Looking Back – Suzanne Cloud (Dream Box Media)
With a Little Help From My Friends – Suzanne Cloud (Dream Box
Modern Traffic – Steve Varner
New World Parade – New World Parade
Everything I Love – Steve Rudolph (R & L Records)
In Our Prime – Steve Rudolph and Tom Strohman (R & L Records)
Music for Romance – Steve Rudolph Trio (R & L Records)
Up and Running – Brian Betz (Dream Box Media)
Favorite Places – David Darling
Website: Steve Varner