is releasing his debut album as a leader - featuring all original compositions.
It has been described as an intimate blend of acoustic straight-ahead/latin jazz - with playful melodies, afro-cuban rhythms and the soulfulness of the blues - music that keep a coherent storyline and mood.
Steve Scholz is currently on faculty at Contra Costa College and Diablo Valley College as the adjunct professor of jazz/popular piano. He was formerly a member of the graduate faculty at Florida State University where he holds his Masters Degree in Jazz Piano Performance from. It is here he studied with mentor Marcus Roberts
among others. Working professionally since the age of 15, he has won notable awards and performed throughout the US and over 15 countries in different musical contexts.
The album When You Feel It Within" features: Jon Olejnik
Saxophone; Kelly McCarty
Bass; Leon Anderson, Jr