Drummer Steve Lyman enjoys an event filled career thus far in his life as a musician. He grew up in his native Salt Lake City to a father who is a classical guitarist exposing him to all sorts of music. Later began studying drums in high school and took off to become a serious professional player at an early age. He left the University where he was studying music so he could have time to work professionally.
Steve then moved to New York in 2005 and attended the New School- where exceedingly quick, he gained significant prominence and accolades. Just after his first year he was awarded a "beacons in jazz scholarship" and at the same time started to emerge in NY.
Since his move 3 years ago, a short list of musicians he's worked with in no particular order have included, George Colligan, Frank LoCrasto, Gilad Hekselman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek, Junior Mance, Nir Felder, Logan Richardson, Chris Tordini, Jose James, Thomas Morgan, Greg Ruggiero, Ben Street.
In addition- Steve also enjoys an active role in teaching, and starting in 2006, he holds a residence at the Montclair St. University Jazz Workshop, where he teaches alongside luminary Billy Hart.