Stephen Plews was born in Salford, UK, in 1961. Here he is featured on piano with British guitarist Mike walker and Jeff Clyne on double bass and Trvor Tomkins on drums It was not until 1994 that Steve decided to pursue music as his career. He has since developed the twin strands of jazz artist and classical composer, with his music in both fields influenced by his knowledge of the other. Winner of the Peter Whittingham Award for Composition, in 1994, and of two large Arts Council touring grants for his jazz ensemble Ascension in 1995 and 1996 respectively, Stephen has released four well-received CDs under his own name and contributed to three compilations of Contemporary British Music. As well as his skills as a composer Stephen is a champion of new music. He set up his studio and label ASC Records to promote artists in the fields of contemporary classical and jazz musics; the distinguished roster has included Mike Westbrook, Keith Tippett, John McCabe, the Northern Chamber Orchestra and Alan Barnes. N 1994 Steve recorded the trio album Secret Spaces with Trevor Tomkins and Jeff Clyne. Derek Ansell wrote in Jazz Journal that 'A primary influence on Mr. Plews would seem to be the early Bill Evans trio from 1961 but he is expanding the format with his own idiosyncratic methods of writing and performing.' here Mike Walkers explosive style combine with the lush writing and playing of Steve Plews with Anywhere ASC CD 15.