steve gibons

chicago jazz violin

photo credit: john boehm

Steve Gibons is a violinist, composer and  educator who plays jazz and folk music.  

Contact:
call/text 773-980-9890 or type  below

Teaching

I offer instruction in violin technique, jazz violin improvisation and world music. My teaching style is focused and flexible, and I engage my students through a philosophy of owning ones learning.

I accept students at any level of expertise from age of 12 through adult and professional, I accept younger students if a parent can be present at lessons. Use the form or phone number here to find out more.

People say:

“Steve Gibons is a wonderful teacher. My son, Daniel, is 17 years old and has been taking violin lessons for 13 years, and he has been learning from Steve for over 2 years. I don’t think I could find a better teacher for my son.” –Terry U.

“His lessons are fun and challenging and give me the right amount of material to work on till our next meeting.” –Jan S.

“…he has been extremely patient . He is funny, extremely knowledgeable and flexible.” –Carole H.

Calendar

July 2021

Friday July 30

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Flamenco Series at El Paseo Community Garden
944 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608

Wendy Clinard leads this outdoor Flamenco workshop and performance

Saturday July 31

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Wine Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo
2400 N. Cannon Drive Chicago, IL 60614

Wine tasting event at Lincoln Park Zoo. with live music, strolling fiddlers and guitarists.

Public event tickets available at https://www.lpzoo.org/event/summer-wine-fest/

August 2021

Friday August 6

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Flamenco Series at El Paseo Community Garden
944 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608

Wendy Clinard leads this outdoor Flamenco workshop and performance

Wednesday August 11

8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
♫ Green Mill Jazz Club ♫
4801 N. Broadway Chicago IL 60640

till midnight ⁞⁞⁞ With the Alfonso Ponticelli quartet: Alfonso (guitars, etc) Ethan Phillian (bass) Bob Rummage (drums)

Thursday August 12

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Night Out in the Parks
Location TBA

Flamenco performance with Clinard Dance

Friday August 13

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Night Out in the Parks
Location TBA

Flamenco performance with Clinard Dance

Monday August 16

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
YIVO Streaming Concert

Free online concert presented by Chicago YIVO via Zoom. 

Steve Gibons, violin, Carlo Basile, guitar and Ronnie Malley, oud, percussion

visit http://chicagoyivo.org for free admission

Wednesday August 18

8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
♫ Green Mill Jazz Club ♫
4801 N. Broadway Chicago IL 60640

till midnight ⁞⁞⁞ With the Alfonso Ponticelli quartet: Alfonso (guitars, etc) Ethan Phillian (bass) Bob Rummage (drums)

Friday August 20

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Flamenco Series at El Paseo Community Garden
944 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608

Wendy Clinard leads this outdoor Flamenco workshop and performance

Wednesday August 25

8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
♫ Green Mill Jazz Club ♫
4801 N. Broadway Chicago IL 60640

till midnight ⁞⁞⁞ With the Alfonso Ponticelli quartet: Alfonso (guitars, etc) Ethan Phillian (bass) Bob Rummage (drums)

Friday August 27

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Summer Flamenco Series at El Paseo Community Garden
944 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608

Wendy Clinard leads this outdoor Flamenco workshop and performance

September 2021

Saturday September 11

8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Chicago Gypsy Jazz Festival