Steve Barone, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been playing guitar professionally since 1970. Throughout his career, he has traveled extensively in and out of the country (23 years "on the road"). He has shared stages with the likes of B.B. King, Donna Summer, Kenny Loggins, and Gladys Knight, to name a few.

While living in the Los Angeles area for over 16 years, Steve's good friend and guitar teacher - the late, great Joe Pass - had a monumental influence on his style of playing. Joe unfortunately passed away in 1994. In December of 1996, Steve returned to his roots of Cincinnati and proceeded to record three jazz albums: Queen City Reunion, Why Not, and I Remember.

Steve continues to play regularly in Greater Cincinnati as both a solo artist and band member in the jazz and pop/rock realms.