Located in Colorado, pianist Steve Barta produced an impression along with his 1991 Kokopelli discharge Blue River. Although he began playing piano when he was six, Barta dropped interest and ended entirely when he was 11. He do learn trombone sufficiently to operate in regional funk rings in senior high school, but resumed playing piano whilst in his early 20s. After their studies at Mankato Condition School in Minnesota, he transferred to Colorado, where he continues to be involved in a multitude of music. Barta composed the “Traditions Collection,” a function inspired with the independence motion in Czechoslovakia; he performed it within the Czech Republic with an orchestra soon after the united states became free of charge. Steve Barta documented several regional albums before conference Herbie Mann and producing his so far lone work for Kokopelli.