Ottawa native singer, trombonist, composer, producer and arranger Steve Berndt is a professional musician. Steve has produced five albums of original music with his band The Jivewires and co-produced two more as a member of Rudeboy. Sideman credits include some of the best local artists in the Ottawa area as well as Detroit’s legendary The Funk Brothers.
Arranging credits include small ensemble jazz to big band charts as well as pop horn section work for many local Ottawa artists with The Jivewires Horn Section. Steve has also worked as a studio engineer and a musical director for Rogers Television.
A fixture on the Ottawa jazz scene as a solo act and with The Steve Berndt Quartet, Steve has played concerts and festivals with The Jivewires and Rudeboy across Canada and the UK and throughout the northeastern United States. Steve also produces concerts in the Ottawa area, principally at the National Arts Center Fourth Stage and the Ottawa Jazz Festival.