"Some of the greatest guitar music of all time!" - KKSF, San Francisco
STEVAN PASERO is recognized worldwide as one of the most influential & versatile guitarists of the past three decades. He has transcribed 30 major symphonic works, performed on over 300 CDs, produced 1500 masters for other artists (many of which are featured in this website), & composed over 1000 songs. He is one of a few guitarists to record in several music idioms successfully, bridging both classical, jazz & world markets. Fans and critics say that Stevan Pasero is one of the music world’s best kept secrets, even though his CDs have sold cumulatively more than 15 million copies around the globe. His music is found in over 100 countries worldwide.
Pasero is a prolific composer, performer, arranger, recording artist and producer and has amassed numerous recordings and productions. He has performed and recorded classical guitar works for years, yet also has a keen interest and passion for jazz, flamenco, Brazilian and tango music. He attended San Francisco State University where he studied musical analysis and harmony, which led to postgraduate work in transcription and composition.
In bending the classical form over the years, Pasero has created a burgeoning cult following with numerous transcriptions for guitar on albums such as “Nutcracker Suite for Guitar” (“Tastefully done, stylishly played; there are so many complimentary things to say!” – San Francisco Examiner, R. Pontzious), “Guitar Heartsongs” (“Some of the greatest guitar music of all time” KKHI/San Francisco,CA) and “Guitar Masterpieces” (“One of the best classical albums this year” - National Association of Independent Record Distributors).
Jambossa (2009) highlighted a fusion of jazz, bossa nova, rhumba, flamenco, tango and classical styles featuring Stevan’s adroit finger style technique.“The amazing finger style talents of guitarist Stevan Pasero are undeniable on his latest effort, "Jambossa"…Don't let the covers make you forget just how exceptional a guitarist Pasero is, his talent is superb and his soloing shines through!” – RadioIndy
With Twelve Shades of Night (2010), Mr. Pasero has concocted a delectable musical recipe that infuses Brazilian, Jazz, Flamenco, Tango & Classical styles. “Guitar virtuoso, Stevan Pasero releases another outstanding album, overflowing with brilliant compositions, intense precision; a spectacular collection of instrumental guitar music”! - RadioIndy
Recently, we've released a collection of Stevan's "Favorite Songs" that spotlights a wider range of studio recording spanning, jazz, classical and Latin works.
In addition to his own projects, Mr. Pasero is in high demand as an Executive Producer and has produced numerous recordings for notable artists. He has also produced music for some of the most brand-conscious companies in the world including a critically acclaimed series of 20 CDs for the National Geographic Society - as well as product lines for Sharper Image, Pottery Barn, Hewlett Packard, Tommy Bahama, Hard Rock Café, eBay, Wells Fargo, Banana Republic, to name just a few.
"Five Stars!" - Michael Erlewine, All Music Guide
"An absolute delight; masterful renditions; a worthwhile addition to any music library!" – New Jersey Herald
"Fantastic, unprecedented!" – Billboard Magazine
"Amazing forte. Having finally seen Pasero onstage, I can testify that he is one excellent musician!" -The Gavin Report, K. Zimmerman
"A very, very talented guitarist!" – Mix Magazine
"Highly recommended!" – CD Review
Stevan Pasero's Albums
"What a Wonderful World"
FAVORITE SONGS STEVAN PASERO
JAMBOSSA THE STEVAN PASERO TRIO
TWELVE SHADES OF NIGHT STEVAN PASERO
SONGS FOR THE WILD STEVAN PASERO & CHRISTOPHER BOCK
ZBRA STEVAN PASERO & CHRISTOPHER BOCK
ROMANTICA STEVAN PASERO
BALLETS, OPERAS AND SELECTED MASTERWORKS STEVAN PASERO
CLASSICAL BOUQUET STEVAN PASERO
GUITAR HEARTSONGS STEVAN PASERO
GUITAR MASTERPIECES STEVAN PASERO
SEASONS STEVAN PASERO
TRANQUILITY STEVAN PASERO
A NEW WORLD CHRISTMAS STEVAN PASERO & FRIENDS
AN ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS STEVAN PASERO & FRIENDS
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS FOR GUITAR STEVAN PASERO
NUTCRACKER SUITE FOR GUITAR STEVAN PASERO
CHRISTMAS TOGETHER CREATING HOLIDAY KEEPSAKES STEVAN PASERO