Steve Grossman (saxophonist)

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Steve Grossman
Steve Grossman in Tromsø, Norway
Steve Grossman in Tromsø, Norway
Background information
Birth nameSteven Mark Grossman
Born(1951-01-18)January 18, 1951
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedAugust 13, 2020(2020-08-13) (aged 69)
GenresJazz, cool jazz, jazz fusion, third stream
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Years active1960s–2020
LabelsBlue Note

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's jazz-fusion band.[2] He played with Chick Corea on the album "The Sun" in 1970, then, from 1971 to 1973, he was in Elvin Jones's band.[2]

In the late 1970s, he was part of the Stone Alliance trio with Don Alias and Gene Perla.[2] 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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Grossman was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on January 18, 1951,[2] 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][4]


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

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. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 1037. ISBN 0-85112-939-0.
  3. ^ "Stone Alliance Biography, Songs, & Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  4. ^ 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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