Steve Selfridge is a saxophonist, jazz musician, music teacher, and school band director in the Philadelphia area.  

Steve is an active performer in various musical ensembles and venues in the greater Philadelphia area, including performances with the John Hoey Orchestra, Raindogs, the John Grecia Band, Syncopatin' Six at Bethlehem Musikfest, and his own Steve Selfridge Groove~tet.  In 2011, Steve performed at Carnegie Hall, NYC, as a featured soloist on stage with rock legend Steven Van Zandt and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love.  In his career, Steve has had the honor to share the stage with many music greats in both performance and educational settings.  Some of these amazing musicians include Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, John Swana, Clark Terry, Dick Oatts, Denis DiBlasio, George Rabbai, Steve Turre, Tom Lawton, Lucas Brown, Erik Johnson, Dan Monaghan, and Derrick Hodge.  

In addition to performing, Steve maintains a deep commitment to teaching music and promoting music education in our schools and communities.  Steve has been a band director in the Garnet Valley School District since 2001, directing the High School Jazz Combo, High School Saxophone Ensemble, two Middle School Jazz Bands, and the 4th & 5th Grade Bands.  In the fall, Steve assists with the Garnet Valley High School Marching Band as the saxophone instructor.  

Steve enjoys working with outstanding young jazz musicians in various honor bands, festivals, and workshops in the Delaware County and Philadelphia area.  In 2003 Steve and fellow director David Burkhart co-founded the Delco High School All-Star Big Band, which brings together outstanding high school jazz musicians from across Delaware County for a series of summer performances.  For over ten years, Steve directed the Summer Jazz Workshop at Interboro High School, and in 2006 served as the director of the Kimmel Center Youth Jazz Ensemble in Philadelphia.  Steve has served as adjudicator and clinician at jazz festivals throughout the area, including the Swarthmore College Jazz Festival.  In 2009, Steve was named an "Educator 500" by the West Chester University 3E Institute, which recognizes educational excellence and entrepreneurship.  

Steve is a proud graduate of Temple University (B.M. Music Education/Jazz Studies, '01) and Rowan University (M.M., Jazz Studies, '07), where he studied saxophone and jazz improvisation with Marshall Taylor, Ben Schachter, Denis DiBlasio, Terell Stafford, Tom Lawton, and Larry McKenna.  In addition to his performing and school teaching activities, Steve also teaches private saxophone lessons at his home studio in Aston, PA.








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