Six Top 10 Recordings

  • #1 Jazz Week - Vibes Straight Up (2010)
  • #3 Jazz Week - Spring Cycle (2005)
  • #6 Jazz Week - Second Encounter (2003)
  • #8 Gavin - On the Lower East Side (1995)
  • #10 Gavin - Cultural Diversity (1992)
  • #10 Gavin - Escape (1990)


"He's a virtuoso vibraphonist with an inexhaustible imagination, and as up-to-date as they come, but deep down Steve Hobbs loves a good, old-fashioned tune"

- London Observer, 2010

"I have played music with Steve Hobbs for over 30 years...simply stated, he is one of the best working vibraphonists on the scene today"

- Randy Johnston (award winning guitarist)

”Steve Hobbs has long been one of the most talented, if underrated vibraphonists around.”  

- Scott Yanow, All Music Guide, 2007

"I sure have enjoyed working several projects with Steve Hobbs; you can expect to hear lots more from him in the future."

- Kenny Barron (Legendary Pianist)

“Hobbs, Baron, Washington and Lewis are at the absolute top of their game.”

-Phil Freeman, Jazziz, 2004

"It is difficult to think of a more accomplished player on vibes and marimba than Steve Hobbs.  He is truly world class."

- Alan Bates (Managing Director of Candid Records)

“With Steve Hobbs, there are no gimmicks or bizarre hybrids, just world-class jazz playing. He plays vibraphone and marimba with great panache and his improvisations are full of delightfully unpredictable curves and angles.”

-Dave Gelly, The London Observer, 2001

"Steve Hobbs epitomizes the art of vibe playing."

- Paul Jeffrey (saxophonist for Lionel Hampton, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie)

“Steve Hobbs does not sound derivative of his predecessors (Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, or Gary Burton); he has carved out his own identity on vibes and marimba.” 

-Scott Yanow, Jazziz, July 1996

"Steve Hobbs plays Jazz with Balls! Fuck Yea Steve!"

-Austin T. Johnson, 2017

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"Besame Mucho"

From Steve's highly anticipated new album, Tribute to Bobby, a dedication to the late, great, Bobby Hutcherson.

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