Steve Turre

Year Inducted into Residency: 2024

Steve is one of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators, trombonists, and seashellists. His career spans from the 1960s to the present, and includes an incredible amount of celebrated recordings and tours with luminaries such Ray Charles, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Max Roach, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who introduced him to the seashell as an instrument. I have personally known and worked with Steve over the past decade and he quickly became a mentor and inspirational artist to me. Steve is also a master teacher and educator, and has been a member of the Saturday Night Live Band for over 40 years. He is one of the most influential trombonists in history. Healdsburg Jazz is so honored to have him as our first Master Artist in Residence. Part of the terms of his residency will include a featured performance at our upcoming 2024 Summer Festival on June 15th and a master class during the festival on June 16th. Please continue to follow our newsletters to learn about our work with the legendary Steve Turre.