JazzFest History

Steve Enos

Awarded: 2021
Born: Wilmington, MA

“As working musicians and performing artists, we have a responsibility to nurture the next generation of Jazz Musicians and Performing Artists.”

- Steve Enos

As the founding director of the award-winning Tri-C JazzFest High School All-Stars program, trumpeter Steve Enos has a strong passion and vision for advancing the future of jazz.

Enos began his musical career in California with the U.S. Navy Band. He returned east to earn his bachelor’s degree in Professional Music/Jazz Performance Emphasis from Boston’s Berklee College of Music and his Master’s in Music Education from the University of Akron.

Enos found his way to Cuyahoga Community College in 1995 to establish the Tri-C Jazz Studies Program, which maintains articulation agreements with both the Berklee College of Music and the Jackie Mclean Jazz Institute at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. When not in the classroom, you can hear him performing with the Ernie Krivda Fat Tuesday Big Band, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Playhouse Square Orchestra.

Steve Enos - Berklee College of Music
Steve Enos - U.S. Navy Band