Steve Habib

Steve’s Contributions

02/08/10    Community Articles

Steve Habib Composer/Percussionist

International Jazz Percussionist/drummer/composer/recording artist/journalist. Habib has been involved with the Jazz Community since he was 12 years old having grown up living in Duke Ellington's sister Ruth's home with her sons Michael and Stephen James...

  • Email E-mail
  • Share Share
  • Rss RSS
  • Report Report

About Steve Habib

Photo_126_thumb

International Jazz Percussionist/drummer/composer/recording artist/journalist. Habib has been involved with the Jazz Community since he was 12 years old having grown up living in Duke Ellington's sister Ruth's home with her sons Michael and Stephen James. He also grew up with Reggie Golson(RIP) and Elvin Ray Jones and his wife Shirley DeFranco Jones. Steve was present at many of The John Coltrane Quartet sessions from most of the ones at VanGelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs,NJ and Birdland,Half Note and others. He was close friends with Jimmy Garrison and has performed with Walter Booker,Jr.,Bertha Hope,Georhe Braith,Joshua Breakstone, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Nat Dixon,Rubin Wilson, Greg Bandy,Walter Bishop,Jr. George Coleman,Hugh Brodie, Roy Campbell,Bill Saxton,Arranged music with CeCil McBee,Kirk Lightsey,Melting Pot Drum Group, Marvin Bu Ga Lu Smith,Christopher Dean Sullivan,Lilly Howard,Sal Giorgianni,Matt Jordan,Derrick James and many,many others too numerous to mention here.

Steve Habib joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 06, 2009