Steven Vague

After being awarded a position in the Texas All State Jazz Band in high school, Steven Vague moved to Austin and performed in the University of Texas Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra while attending school there. Since then, Steven has played and recorded in the Austin area with various bands including David Glassco's eleven-piece Steely Dan styled group, Blue Millennium. Steven has played with Delbert McClinton, Muddy Waters' harmonica player Paul Oscher, and Rob Roy Parnell. He has been featured in bands led by drummers Brannen Temple, Ernie Durawa, and Henry Brun, as well as guitarists Mitch Watkins, Russell Scanlon, Clay Moore, and Mike Barnes. For several years, Steven performed with the nationally acclaimed Creative Opportunity Orchestra, led by the late Tina Marsh. Currently, he freelances, and performs dance music with the Pictures. He is featured in the funk band, Extreme Heat, and jazz groups, Baker's Dozen, and Los Jazz Vatos. Steven occasionally works with Alex Dormont's Hot Texas Swing Band, and the Tony Harrison Western Swing Band. He has also worked with Austin's own Groove Labs Band, and Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes.

"Benediction," Creative Opportunities Orchestra (Daagnim, 1988)

"Vintage Hi-Fi," Blue Millennium (Tunneling Tunes, 1999)

"Unknown Soldiers," Rick Lawn and the Third Coast Jazz Orchestra (Sea Breeze Records, 2001)

"Los Jazz Vatos," Los Jazz Vatos (Vague Ideas, 2002)

"Iraqnophobia / Wake Up Dead Man," Alex Coke and the Creative Opportunities Orchestra (VoxLox, 2004)

"Live at the Ruta Maya Coffee House," Monster Big Band (2007)

"Christmas Cool," Ruben Ramos (Revolution Records, 2007)

"Goes To Eleven," Baker's Dozen (Baker's Jazz And More, 2011)

"Soulstice," Extreme Heat (2013)

"El Jefe," Los Jazz Vatos (Lounge Side Records, 2015)

"Year Before The War," Extreme Heat (Fable Records, 2016)




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