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Steven Abshire

Jazz guitarist Steve Abshire's accomplished musical style is distilled from years of influence and study with jazz greats Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, and Steve Jordan. Mr. Abshire has used his musical abilities in a wide range of settings. In addition to his many years as guitarist with the Navy's premiere jazz ensemble, The Commodores, he has accompanied well-known vocalists Della Reese, Rosemary Clooney, Etta Jones, Joe Williams, and Diane Shuur. He has appeared in concert with the Great Guitars as Barney Kessel's substitute, and he has appeared twice at the famed Jazz in Marciac Jazz Festival in France.

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Steve Abshire and Vince Lewis 2/7/07: Steve Abshire and Vince Lewis

Jazz guitarists Steve Abshire and Vince Lewis perform original tunes, as heard on their recording, Two in the Pocket.

Steve Abshire and Vince Lewis

Jazz guitarists Steve Abshire and Vince Lewis perform original tunes, as heard on their recording, Two in the Pocket.
Jensen/Abshire/Cecil Collective 8/14/04: Jensen/Abshire/Cecil Collective

The Jensen/Abshire/Cecil Collective, led by Jensen, retired lead trombonist with the U.S. Navy Commodores, play great tunes from the American songbook with band mates Hod O'Brien on piano and bassist Steve Gilmore.

Jensen/Abshire/Cecil Collective

The Jensen/Abshire/Cecil Collective, led by Jensen, retired lead trombonist with the U.S. Navy Commodores, play great tunes from the American songbook with band mates Hod O'Brien on piano and bassist Steve Gilmore.
The Steven Abshire Quartet 8/13/03: The Steven Abshire Quartet

The Steven Abshire Quartet, led by jazz guitarist Abshire, received a 4.5 star rating from Down Beat Magazine for their first recording. Abshire has played with such artists as Charlie Byrd, Keter Betts, Marian McPartland, Della Reese, and Rosemary Clooney.

The Steven Abshire Quartet

The Steven Abshire Quartet, led by jazz guitarist Abshire, received a 4.5 star rating from Down Beat Magazine for their first recording. Abshire has played with such artists as Charlie Byrd, Keter Betts, Marian McPartland, Della Reese, and Rosemary Clooney.
Steve Abshire Ensemble 9/27/01: Steve Abshire Ensemble

The Steve Abshire Ensemble performs classic jazz and blues.

Steve Abshire Ensemble

The Steve Abshire Ensemble performs classic jazz and blues.

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