Steve Lambert, born and raised in Schenectady NY, has been playing trumpet professionally in the capital region for over 10 years. Early in his career he performed with and learned from some of the best musicians in the area including Nick Brignola, Mike Canonico, Rennie Craine, Mike Wicks, George Muscatello, and Brian Patneaude. Steve moved to New York in 1999 to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, after which he worked in the office of Second Floor Music for two years as assistant to world-renowned jazz trumpet player/arranger/producer Don Sickler. While on staff at Second Floor, he interacted with such legends as Jim Hall, Renee Rosnes, Charli Persip, Ray Bryant, and Rudy Van Gelder, and worked on many SFM publications including "The Thelonious Monk Fake Book", "Sing Jazz!", and Charli Persipi's "How Not To Play Drums." Steve also freelanced around Manhattan, working at such jazz clubs as Kavehaz, Louis, and The Garage, and honed his chops while frequenting many jazz jams around the city including those at Smoke, The Lenox Lounge, Smalls, and Cleopatra's Needle. He returned to the Capital Region in 2003 where he enjoys playing with many of his old jazz friends, as well as freelancing in the show, commercial, and classical circuits.