Steve Burke is a bassist, mandolinist, electronic music composer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY.

In 2008, Burke attended Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied bass performance with Fernando Huergo, Chris Joye, and Bruce Gertz. Later, he continued to study music with players like Matt Clohesy, Johan Hansen Larson, Janek Gwizdala, Andy Hess, and Don White. Burke cites Steve Swallow, Dario Deidda, John Paul Jones, and Bill Evans as influences.

As a bass player Steve has performed as a band lander and a sideman alongside some of Boston’s most popular musicians. Steve leads the Syndicate, an original jam and improvised rock band out of Salem, MA. On mandolin, he leads the bluegrass and old-time group The One and Onlies.

As a sideman, he has appeared with Henley Douglas Jr (Boston Horns), and Eric Reardon (Sarah and the Wild Versatile), ALMA, MC Kabir, The National Reserve, and many others. He has built a reputation as a sideman on the Boston and New York music scenes, playing over 200 shows each year across genres ranging from jazz, funk, and reggae to folk, country, and blues.

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