Steve Rodby

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Steve Rodby
Steve Rodby and Pat Metheny.jpg
Steve Rodby and Pat Metheny. Photo by Pino d'Amico
Background information
Born December 9, 1954
Joliet, Illinois United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, producer
Instruments Double bass, bass guitar
Associated acts Pat Metheny Group, Lyle Mays, Impossible Gentlemen

Steve Rodby (born December 9, 1954 in Joliet, Illinois) is an American bassist.

He joined the Pat Metheny Group in 1981.[1] [2]Prior to joining Metheny, he was a member of the Simon-Bard Group and the Fred Simon ensemble. Rodby continues to collaborate with Simon as of 2011.

Rodby studied bass at Northwestern University, a student of Warren Benfield of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. While at Northwestern, Rodby fell under the influence of master jazz artist Rufus Reid who both taught at NU and also studied with Benfield. Rodby quickly became the call bassist for the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, playing with many famous jazz artists. Rodby currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

He has collaborated with Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays. He collaborated as composer and musician with Fred Simon and Paul McCandless on two albums: Since Forever (Naim Audio, 2009) and Remember The River (Naim Audio, 2004). In 2011 Rodby joined forces once again with drummer Paul Wertico (alongside Israeli musicians Danny Markovitch (sax), and Dani Rabin (guitar)) on Marbin's record Breaking the Cycle.


  • The Great Lawn (1989), c / Ross Traut
  • The Duo Life (1991), c / Ross Traut


  1. ^ Coryat, Karl (1999). The bass player book. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 222. ISBN 9780879305734. 
  2. ^ Collaboration