Davis, Steve [Stephen Kimball; Stevie-D](iii)
- Gary W. Kennedy
[Stephen Kimball; Stevie-D]
(b Worcester, MA, April 14, 1967). American trombonist. His maternal grandmother was a semi-professional stride pianist and singer. He grew up in Binghamton, New York, where he played trumpet, euphonium, and tuba before taking up trombone at the age of 14; from 1983 to 1986 he attended summer music camps in Oneonta, New York, and served for the last two years on the faculty. He then moved to Hartford, Connecticut, to study with Jackie McLean at the Hartt School of Music (Bmus 1989); while there he also studied informally with Hotep Idris Galeta and Nat Reeves. His first important professional engagement was with Charli Persip’s Superband at Visiones, New York, in 1988. He worked with Persip through 1990, though during the same period he performed with the group of Eddie Henderson and the saxophonist Ron Bridgewater (1988) and with Galeta (1988–9). In mid-...