Six Top 10 Recordings
"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!"