Steve Trovato maintains a full-time position in the Studio Jazz Guitar Department at the University of Southern California and has an exciting career in several facets of the music industry. As a multi-stylist, Steve is versatile and highly knowledgeable in all popular genres of guitar music. He has studied with Jazz greats Tal-Farlow, Chuck Wayne and Pat Martino. With extensive recording experience he can be heard on countless television and motion picture scores.

Mr. Trovato's credits include composing and producing music for First International Pictures. National Lampoon and guitar on a re-recording of the famous television western theme "Bonanza" for NBC. Steve Trovato was presented the "Gibson" award for outstanding musical achievement from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California where he graduated with top honors. Other awards include induction into the Tune-up magazine hall of fame for his outstanding contributions to the promotion and performance of guitar music. He has authored twenty-one instructional Books published with Warner Brothers and Hal Leonard. His three instructional videos include topics such as: Contemporary Country guitar soloing, Country guitar: "getting the sounds" and Country Guitar Tips with Albert Lee, Steve Morse, Jerry Donahue and himself. He is currently a regular contributor for five international music publications including: Guitar Player, Guitar One, Axe, Guitar Club, Guitar World and Chittare. Steve has toured extensively in North America, Asia, and Europe and supplements his touring schedule with clinics and master classes. His students have achieved major success and include Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, and Norman Brown. Mr. Trovato has performed in concert with Robben Ford, Scott Henderson, Albert Lee, Albert Collins, Jerry Donahue, Norman Brown and Jeff Berlin. In 1996 he was a featured performer at Jazzfest in Sardinia, Italy. He rounds out his appearance schedule with clinics and master classes conducted around the world.

In addition to his full time position at USC, Steve Trovato is an artist/clinician for Roland Corporation, Thomastik-Infeld strings, Groove Tubes, Breedlove guitars, Fender guitar amplifiers and G&L guitars. He has added five new instructional books to his repertoire in 2000. All are published by Hal Leonard corporation. Titles include: Basic Blues Guitar, Contemporary Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar Styles Sampler , Country Guitar Licks and Country Guitar Solos. Steve's music will be featured on an upcoming CD for Roland Corporation Demonstrating their VG-88 guitar modeling system. In addition to himself, the CD will feature: Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Al Di Meola, Neal Shoen, George Lynch, Paul Gilbert and Richard Smith. He recently released his much anticipated debut CD entitled: About Timeā€¦

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