Steve Pouchie is a man of many talent. Among other things, is a musician, composer, arranger, conductor, producer of Jazz Alive "America and music cable Kickin program, an award-winning musical technology and educator. Steve was born in Puerto Rico to parents and raised in New York, where he attended the Stuyvesant High school. He received a full scholarship to Bard College with the intention of pursuing a career in economics, however in the Bard, Steve found the teacher and jazz trombonist Roswell Rudd, who inspired him to study music and become a vibraphonist. He graduated with a BA in economics and associate's degree in music. After working in corporate sales for 10 years, and while he played with several bands and ensembles in the side, Steve became a master of music in New York in 1993, working in Walton High School.
En 2004, Steve was credited with New York Post Medal of freedom for his outstanding work as an educator of music and arts of the Coordinator of Walton. According to the city of El Mayor Michael Bloomberg York, who Steve presented his medal, "these men and women have made significant contributions to their community through the time, work, talent and wisdom." Despite the demands of being an educator, Steve, and will play with his band, followed to develop musically carried out in schools, restaurants, night clubs, political events and outdoor concerts. He played with or open to a variety of already established musicians such as Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Jimmy Sabater, Dave Valentin, Orlando Marin, Ralph Irizarry, Nelson González, Bobby Sanabria, Gilberto Colon Jr., Little Johnny Rivero, and many others. In 2002, Steve launched his first CD "Vibe Mania".
"The Bridge"- "El Puente" offers up to the tempo of the school's Latin Jazz age (dance) arrangements and original contemporary compositions with the vibraphone. With a style similar to Cal Tjader and Tito Puente, Steve Pouchie performs this collection of songs with authenticity and flavor. Accompanied by a formidable apparatus of artists known in the Latin scene York New Jazz, this disc promises to be a memorable addition to the archives of music Jazz Latin twist, now and in the future.
Steve is in motion, perfecting his art, the planning of your next project and relentlessly devoting his time and talent to music and the community.
Let's enjoy the skill and talent of Steve surrounded by temendo lineup of musicians headed by Wilson "Chembo" Corniel, Adan Perez, Diego Lopez, Solo Rodriguez, Raul Navarrete, Julio Botti and Maco Arguinzoni, playing the famous Pedro Flores "Obsesion" at Hostos College composition:
¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!