Steve is the author of the popular Jamey Aebersold publication, Jazz Guitar Lines of the Greats. Book II is in the works.
Dr. Briody is an Associate Professor at Five Towns College in Long Island, NY, where he has taught graduate harmony, arranging, popular songwriting, big-band arranging, ear training, guitar instruction, and dissertation advising. Steve is also the director of the Five Towns College Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece big-band.
He has contributed lesson articles for Guitar Player magazine and Just Jazz Guitar magazine.
His last CD, the nationally released Keep On Talkin’, was selected to the Grammy ballot for Best Pop Instrumental album.
Steve recently created artist presets for the new guitar pedal from ZOOM, the MS-50G. Outstanding pedal….please check it out. Steve also recently was artist-demonstrator in the videos for ZOOM’s new acoustic guitar pedal, the A3…as seen on their site and on Youtube.
Look for Steve’s composition “Footsteps” on sax great Eric Alexander’s recent album, Don’t Follow the Crowd…
NY-based guitarist Steve Briody has performed or recorded with Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Funk Filharmonik, Jeff Lorber, Greg Adams, Carl Fischer’s Organic Groove, Charlie Daniels, Don Grusin, Dave Valentin, Mario Cruz’s Natural Selection, Paula Atherton, Bernard Purdie, and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame All-Star Band. He often plays in the NY area backing up vocalist Tom Bowes in the bands FM and SIR DUKE.
Thanks very much for visiting my site. Feel free to email me or contact my cell: 631 645-4217.BAND DIRECTORS:
Please look for my new big-band arrangement “Footsteps” published by Smartchart / CL Barnhouse. Many thanks to Mike Carubia.ARRANGEMENTS FOR JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLE:
I have many available-- most for 5 guitars and rhythm section. If interested, contact me anytime.