Steve Bailey, Artist in Residence, holds the BM in Studio Music and Jazz from the University of Miami, with additional study at the University of North Texas. A partial list of his extensive performance credits include performing and/or touring with artists such as Paquito D'Rivera, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Lew Tabackin, Dave Leibman, Claudio Roditti, Michel Camilo, the Rippingtons, David Benoit, Kilauea, Jethro Tull, Jon Anderson, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Billy Joe Shaver, Larry Carlton, Emily Remler, Kitaro, Mel Torme, and Johnny Witherspoon. He was twice recognized as runner-up Bass Player of the Year by Bass Player Magazine and is featured on two solo CDs. Mr. Bailey was a faculty member at the Bass Institute of Technology for over ten years and is on the Advisory Board and columnist for Bass Player Magazine. He is co-founder, with Victor Wooten, of Bass Extremes, a cutting edge two bass group on the tone center label. He is the author of numerous books and videos on bass performance, is endorses Ampeg, BassLines p-ups, and D'addario Strings, and is constantly in demand worldwide as a clinician and performer, most recently at Eastman School of Music, University of Miami, Belmont University, and Stanford University.