Steve Swallow

A plectrum player with a mastery of the upper register, Steve Swallow, along with Bob Cranshaw and Monk Montgomery, was a major proponent of the electric bass in jazz before Jaco and Stanley emerged in the 1970s.

An acclaimed, multiple Downbeat Award winning composer, recording artist, educator (his Berklee students created the first Real Book), and renown collaborator, Swallow’s hallowed canon includes landmark recordings and performances with Carla Bley, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Paul Motian,  Joe Lovano, Jim Hall, John Scofield, and Stan Getz to cite a very, very select few.