"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know."
-- Louis Armstrong
Steve Giove, a native of Hollywood, Florida, received a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from Berklee College of Music and a Masters of Music from the University of Mississippi. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 25 years as a drummer, conductor, and Officer in Charge, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 2.
Presently, he is the Director of Bands and Fine Arts Department Chair at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia, and an Educational /Artist Endorser for the Avedis Zildjian Company.
Steve has performed for millions of people around the world in every setting from wind bands, rock bands, top 40 bands, orchestras, Broadway and theater shows, to jazz combos and big bands. In addition, he has been a guest performer and conductor for musical organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and the Far East.