Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson

born on 11/8/1954 in Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Steve Nelson (vibraphonist)

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Steve Nelson (vibraphonist)

Steve Nelson (born 1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American vibraphonist, and has been a member of Dave Holland's Quintet and Big Band for over a decade. He graduated from Rutgers University with both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in music, and his teaching activities have included a position at Princeton University.[1] He has appeared at concerts and festivals worldwide and has made recordings as the leader of his own group. As a resident of the New York area he has performed and recorded with many musicians, including Kenny Barron, Bobby Watson, Mulgrew Miller, David "Fathead" Newman, Johnny Griffin and Jackie McLean.

His most recent recording as leader is Sound-Effect (2007), featuring pianist Mulgrew Miller, Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums.


As leader

Year recorded Title Label Notes
2007 Sound-Effect High Note Quartet, with Mulgrew Miller (piano), Peter Washington (bass), Lewis Nash (drums)
2004 Fuller Nelson Sunny Side As Full Nelson
1999 New Beginnings TCB Music Quartet, with Mulgrew Miller (piano), Peter Washington (bass), Kenny Washington (drums)
1989 Live Session: Volume 1 Red Records Quintet, with Bobby Watson (alto sax), Donald Brown (piano), Curtis Lundy (bass), Victor Lewis (drums); in concert
1989 Live Session: Volume 2 Red Records As Live Session: Volume 1
1989 Full Nelson Sunny Side Trio, with Kirk Lightsey (piano), Ray Drummond (bass)
198789 Communications Criss Cross Quartet, with Mulgrew Miller (piano), Ray Drummond (bass), Tony Reedus (drums)

As sideman

With Jonny King

With Arkadia Jazz All Stars

  • Thank You, Joe!

With Dave Holland

  • Dream of the Elders (1995, ECM)
  • Points of View (1997, ECM)
  • Prime Directive (1998, ECM)
  • Not for Nothin' (2000, ECM)
  • What Goes Around (2002, ECM)
  • Extended Play: Live at Birdland (2003, ECM)
  • Overtime (2005, Dare2)
  • Critical Mass (2006, Dare2)
  • Pathways (2010, Dare2)

With Chip White

  • Harlem Sunset (Postcards Records)


  1. Dave

External links

  • Steve Nelson: Vibing
  • Steve Nelson article
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