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Stephen Luciano

School of Music

Adjunct Professor of Guitar




Born in New Haven, Conn., Stephen Luciano studied guitar with legendary teacher Joe Tinari. He attended the University of Bridgeport, where he studied Jazz Guitar with Sal Salvador. He is a founding member of the contemporary jazz group GrooveLogic; a group he has written many compositions for and has recorded two CDs with. He has also recorded with other groups playing Jazz, Rock 'n Roll, and Pop.

Steve was a staff musician for Walt Disney World for 18 years and was the guitarist for the "Larry Elgart Orchestra". He currently is the guitarist for the "Disney on Broadway" series for the "Festival of the Arts" at Epcot.

Over the years, Steve has performed with jazz musicians such as Charles Erland, George Morrow, Joe Morello, Danny Gottlieb, and Adam Nussbaum. He has worked with performers such as Donald O'Connor, Robert Goulet, Regis & Kathy Lee, Michael Feinstein, Billy Preston, Petula Clark, Pebo Bryson, and Brian McKnight.

Steve has participated in the television program "Jazz: Here and Now" for WCEU Public Television in Daytona Beach, FL, with one of his original compositions being aired. He has been part of the pit orchestra for "The Broadway Series" at the Bob Carr performing arts center in Orlando, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, and the new Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

Steve is an adjunct guitar instructor at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL and at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.