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Elphick, Steve (Steven James)

Elphick, Steve (Steven James), double bass, trumpet, tuba; b. Sydney, Australia, 22 October 1955.

Active on the Sydney jazz scene since the late 70s choosing to play mainly with composer-led groups in various combinations under the direction of musicians such as Phil Treloar, Sandy Evans, Roger Frampton, Mark Simmonds, Bruce Cale and Peter Dasent.  Currently performs, records and tours in Australia and overseas with The Umbrellas, Michele Morgan, Andrew Robson, The Engine Room and folk group Mara! and a group led by trombonist lames Greening.  Won Australian Jazz Critics' Award for bass in 1992.

Also works in John Pochee's band Ten Part Invention since its founding in 1986.

Contact information:
88 Kenneth Rd, Longueville NSW 2066 Australia.
AND c/o Jane March
Co-ordinator, Sydney Improvised Music Association
612 9938 2180 t/fx or 0407 220 380

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