Steve Bedi; Saxophonist

With regards to his background, Steve says that his father was a military man and some of his passion for music came from military brass and drums. He recalls that from the age of six, he had a profound interest in music and by the age of 8, was playing trombone with his school band.

From this age he became inspired by Louis Armstrong and after finishing secondary school he started listening to music that featured the saxophone. It was at this time that he fell in love with the instrument and became heavily influenced by Kenny Garrett, David Sanborn, Kenny G and more significantly, John Coltrane.

At this time, he faced a choice as to whether he would take his education further or to pursue music full time.

He chose the latter and faced pressure and opposition from friends and relatives as he was the only musician in his family. He describes his journey to the point of being able to record his debut album as a very difficult struggle and despite performing in Europe and South Africa, he has been through some very difficult times financially. Now, with the release of ‘Syncos Jazz’ and the rise of his profile as the most sought after saxophonist in Ghana, he believes the hardest times are behind him and that he will eventually win high international acclaim as a leading musician on the world stage.