Steve Briody - Guitarist, Educator, Composer, Author Music Jazz Guitar Lines of the Greats Five Towns College


#1 ALBUM - My composition "Footsteps" appears on world-renowned saxophonist Eric Alexander's new CD. The album is entitled, "Don't Follow the Crowd" on Highnote Records. It reached #1 recently. Please give a listen to Eric's outstanding record, which also features the legendary Harold Mabern.

RECENT ARTICLES - Please check out my guitar lesson column in the JUNE 2011 issue of Guitar Player magazine and the recent issues of Just Jazz Guitar magazine.

MY NEW BOOK - "Jazz Guitar Lines of the Greats", published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, was released June of 2011. It's available in stores or on the Aebersold website -

VIDEO LESSON SITE - Five Towns College and I have started a new website which provides free guitar lesson clips. Many styles are covered---rock, jazz, blues. It's called "". Please let me know what you think.

Steve Briody is a NY area guitarist. His contemporary jazz CD, "Keep On Talkin" (2006), still receives national airplay and was selected to the 2007 Grammy ballot for best pop instrumental album. Produced by Rippingtons' keyboardist and good friend Bill Heller, it was his first (and only) major release, and featured outstanding performances from Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, Mario Cruz, Greg Adams, & Jack Knight.

Steve, a relative of the late Tal Farlow, studied jazz guitar at the Manhattan School of Music with legend Jack Wilkins and has been a busy musician in the NY area for some time, and enjoys playing in many genres. He has worked with Dave Valentin, Mario Cruz' Natural Selection, Sean Grace, Don Grusin, Funk Filharmonik, Bucky Pizzarelli, Greg Adams, Paula Atherton, Randy Brecker, Carl Fischer's Organic Groove, Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, and Bernard Purdie. The Long Island resident also plays in local bands "Higher Ground" (music of Stevie Wonder) and FM (music of Steely Dan).

He has been guitarist for The Long Island Music Hall of Fame Band from 2006-present.

Steve has a Doctoral degree & teaches guitar, graduate harmony, arranging, and dissertation advising at Five Towns College. He's also recently contributed lesson columns for Guitar Player magazine and Just Jazz Guitar magazine.

Steve is the author of the popular jazz guitar instructional book "Jazz Guitar Lines of the Greats", published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz.

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