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498: Steve Tramontozzi on his path through the music world

June 28, 2018

I first met Steve Tramontozzi back in 2000 at the Pacific Music Festival.  Steve was our bass coach that summer, and it was such a pleasure to work with him on solo playing, orchestral repertoire, and bass ensembles.  Steve is assistant principal bass for the San Francisco Symphony and also teaches bass at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Steve is also one heck of a solo player, and I’ve had several opportunities to see him play here in San Francisco.


Steve just released his latest album Walkabout.  This album features pieces for double bass and piano in a variety of styles.  It’s a super-cool project, and you have to check out the cover for an epic view of Steve with his bass!


We dig into Walkabout, his journey from the East Coast to Brazil, how he found himself in San Francisco, and what it has been like being in the orchestra over the years.  Enjoy!


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