Steve Grossman (saxophonist)

Steve Grossman
Steve Grossman in Tromsø, Norway
Steve Grossman in Tromsø, Norway
Background information
Birth name Steven Mark Grossman
Born (1951-01-18)January 18, 1951
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 13, 2020(2020-08-13) (aged 69)
Genres Jazz, cool jazz, jazz fusion, third stream
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1960s–2020
Labels Blue Note
Associated acts Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Gene Perla, Don Alias

Steven Mark Grossman (January 18, 1951 – August 13, 2020) was an American jazz fusion and hard bop saxophonist.[1]

Grossman was Wayne Shorter's replacement in Miles Davis' jazz-fusion band. Then, from 1971 to 1973, he was in Elvin Jones' band.

In the late 1970s, he was part of the Stone Alliance trio with Don Alias and Gene Perla. The group released four albums during this period, including one featuring Brazilian trumpeter Márcio Montarroyos. The albums also feature an array of other musicians. They went on to release three live reunion albums during the 2000s.[2]

Personal life

Grossman was born in Brooklyn on January 18, 1951 to Rosalind, an amateur pianist, and Irving, an RCA salesman and later president of KLH Research and Development Corporation. He died of cardiac arrest in Glen Cove, New York, on August 13, 2020, at the age of 69.[1][3]


As leader

As sideman

With Miles Davis

With Elvin Jones


  1. ^ a b Chinen, Nate (August 17, 2020). "Steve Grossman, Saxophonist And Post-Coltrane Leading Light, Dead At 69". NPR. Archived from the original on August 18, 2020. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  2. ^ Allmusic
  3. ^ Carmel, Julia (August 21, 2020). "Steve Grossman, Hired as a Teenager by Miles Davis, Dies at 69". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 11, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.

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