Biography

Steve Frise is a professional guitarist, composer, producer and instructor currently located in Toronto, Ontario; he is an accomplished guitarist in many genres and plays a variety of musical styles in several different local and international projects.

A graduate of the renowned guitar program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Steve relocated to Toronto in 2010 to further pursue a career in music and spent the next few years touring and releasing albums with a variety of different musical projects. Along with his work as a live sideman, Steve is also an in-demand session guitarist/banjo player; he leads several of his own projects including Toronto based gypsy-jazz band iSpy, progressive hard rock band Atlas Shrug, modern folk-rock/electro band Benhur and his own jazz project the Steve Frise Trio. As a side man he has played with countless Canadian artists including: Colleen Brown, Noel Johnson, Joy Philips, Portal, Derek Christie and Dani Jean and has shared the stage with P.J. Perry, Johnny Reid, George Canyon, Paul Rodgers, Smashmouth, Prism, Streetheart and many others.

Steve is owner and webmaster of mindformusic.com, a musical transcription and arrangement service and the largest database of jazz and contemporary music charts on the internet. In 2016 he launched the IndieHint project (www.indiehint.com), an online, interactive service for musicians to inform, catalog and rate various facets of the music industry.