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PhotoSteve Carr is a well-known freelance studio musician from Los Angeles. His work on saxophones, flutes, clarinets and synthesizers has enhanced the music of numerous movies and TV shows such as the upcoming “Poseidon Adventure”, “Star Trek Voyager”, “The Scorpion King”, “Money Talks”, “FX2”, “American Dreams”, “Matlock” and “Dallas” to name a few.

His jazz quartets and quintets perform regularly at many Los Angeles venues including Spazio’s, Charlie O’s and the Jazz Bakery.

He has worked with many notable composers including Lalo Schifrin, Charles Fox, Benny Carter, Lenny Neihaus, John Parker, Buddy Collette, John Cacavas and David Rose. A personal highlight was playing tenor sax on the Benny Carter Band’s Japan tour with Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Griffen, Marlena Shaw and Phil Woods. Most recently he was a featured soloist on the 2001 Grammy nominated “The Buddy Collette Big Band in Concert” album.


Steve is a co-owner of SR Technologies, a company which makes high quality, computer manufactured saxophone mouthpieces. He personally designs many of SR’s highly successful products.

Steve has a Master’s Degree in Music Composition and theory from the University of California at Riverside. He also studied composition with Roy Harris while pursuing a Ph.D. at UCLA. Has composed the scores for several “B” pictures and ghosted as composer and orchestrator on many well known films.

Steve is currently very active as a private instructor and clinician.