Steve Abshire is a jazz guitarist, teacher, and clinician in the Washington D.C./ Baltimore area.
He has appeared in concert with notable jazz greats, Herb Ellis, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Milt Hinton, Tal Farlow, Scott Hamilton, and Marian McPartland to name a few. In 1997, Steve retired from the U.S. Navy Band's Commodores, where he performed as guitarist/featured soloist for 24 years. Abshire was on faculty at the Levine School of Music (Wash. D.C.) for five years, and is presently on faculty at Cedar Brook Academy (Mont. Co., MD), as well as teaching privately.
He has conducted Master Classes on "The Making of a Good Rhythm Section" at James Madison University, Fairfax, VA; Goucher College, Towson, MD; Montgomery and Howard Community Colleges; and the Armed Forces School of Music, Little Creek, VA.