Stefon Pizzuto is a teacher, author, session player, and accomplished sideman. Throughout his career he has studied with such well-know players as Michael Richmond (Miles Davis, David Bowie) , Gerald Veasley (Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington Jr.) , Kjell Benner (Quiet Riot, Sister Sledge) , and Vince Fay (Silver Convention, Dizzy Gillespie) . In addition to private study, Stefon has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University and a Master’s Degree from New York University , both in Bass Performance. He is also completing a second Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at Lehigh University .
Owning his own publishing company, Hubbub Publishing , Stefon has recently completed his first publication, Scales and Arpeggios for Electric Bass, and currently has several others in the works. Stefon records and performs with the bands Simon Apple and Aztek Trip , having provided supporting sets for Billy Joel, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Kansas, Cheap Trick, Depeche Mode, Creed, Cher, Dishwalla, Dunkin Sheik, Tiffany, Rusted Root, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Philadelphia 76ers, and The Philadelphia Flyers, and shares album credits with musicians such as Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult) , Steve Rodby (Pat Methany) , John Helliwell (Supertramp) , and Hugh McDowell (ELO) .
Along with teaching a full roster of private students, Stefon writes bimonthly columns for Mel Bay ‘s online Webzine. Stefon’s endorsements include Acacia Instruments , Demeter Amplification , Bag End Speakers , Fodera Strings , SKB Cases , Raktrap Compartments , and Xwire Wireless Systems.