Steven Perry is a Percussionist, Composer, and Educator from Osceola, Indiana and currently based in Philadelphia. Perry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University and a Masters in the same from Temple University. In his time at these universities he was given the opportunity to study with some of the most prestigious names in jazz including: Rodney Green, Byron Landham, Tony Miceli, David Friedman, and Billy Hart (among many others). At the age of 29, Perry is one of the top call sidemen in Philadelphia, and has performed with Philly Jazz greats such as: Lucas Brown, Norman David, John Swana, and Mike Boone as well as international touring artists Rex Richardson, Grant Stewart, and Onder Focan. One can find his project “Dual Identity” performing all over the Greater Philadelphia Area. Outside of performing, Perry is also an experienced educator, working with organizations such as The Kimmel Center, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Music Center of Southwest Michigan, The Elkhart School of Music, and Music Factory Philly. Most recently Steven has been growing a name as a Curator, specializing in putting music in unfamiliar territory. His most recent series “Noize Freak” in collaboration with Urban Movement Arts, aims to tear down the wall between Dancers and Musicians; having them improvising and creating art together in real time.