Based out of Greater Boston, Guitarist Steve Marchena was raised by a musical family and has been a full-time professional musician and music educator for over thirty years. His life-long dedication to the unabridged historical body of guitar technique has culminated in world-class omnistyle command of the instrument, with specialization in Classical, Rock, Gypsy Jazz, and Delta Blues styles. Having spent over three decades assimilating the respective technical and musical languages of such greats as Robert Johnson, Andres Segovia, Django Reinhardt, Jeff Beck, and Eddie Van Halen, Steve combines these styles into his own quirky and hypnotic musical language.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2000 as a Performance Major, Steve became a founding member of The Back Bay Guitar Trio. He has since toured Europe and North America, with 29 album credits to his name. Steve is currently teaching at The Ivy Music Academy in Norfolk, and recently completed The Interdisciplinary Music Studies Degree Program through Berklee Online, while recording and performing new music with Hypaspace and Hot Club de Boston.
He also performs and records with other artists in the studio, on the concert stage, and in the orchestra pit, including touring as a sideman with Tim Janis, Valerie Sneade, and The Alien Blakkk. In 2004, Steve won the Northeast Regional Finals of Guitar Center's National Guitar Competition. In 2007 and 2008, he taught at Berklee College Of Music during Summer Guitar Sessions. In 2014, he received The Outstanding Arts Instructor Award from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. In 2019, Steve performed as featured soloist with The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The Cape Cod Symphony, and The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra.
Steve is an Ortega Guitars Artist.