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Guest Name
Steve Velez
Guest Occupation
Music director, producer, arranger, performer
Guest Biography


Born in Long Island, New York and raised in Orange County, California, Steve Velez received his musical education at the University of California Irvine.

Steve’s musical experience is as diverse as his ability to direct, produce, arrange and perform many styles of music. From Classical to Pop, Irish to Klesmer, Steve performs regularly on cello, guitar, piano, recorder and saxophone.

Steve’s recent television appearances include the Travel Channel and with the musical sensation Korn on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Pepsi commercials, MTV Music Video’s, NBC’s West Wing and Frasier.

His various other works include performances with such world-renowned artists as, Yo Yo Ma, Michael Crawford, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Rod Stewart, David Foster, George Martin, John Tesh, James Galway, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Clint Black.

Steve performs regularly with The Mozart Classical Orchestra, Opera Pacific, Orange County Symphony, Disneyland Candlelight Orchestra and the Crystal Cathedral Symphony. Steve was also the Principal Cellist for the “Beatlemania Classical Mystery Tour” at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

In addition to running his own music business, Steve has released compact discs, “Breathe the Celtic Aire” and “Christmas Fantasia” with his own Da Capo Players. Produced and published “Rainbows of Music”, a student compact disc book set. The remainder of Steve’s professional time is spent as a studio musician, performing chamber music, symphony concerts, children’s concerts, teaching, and touring around the world.

Rainbow of Music Book

Steve Velez has written and produced a CD and Book set designed for students to have fun while practicing at home. With 18 selections to learn from, including Bach, Mozart, Star Wars and Titanic, this set will give years of enjoyment. Perfect for Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Cello, Guitar and Piano.

The Da Capo Players

The Da Capo Players are a group of classical professional musicians that will turn your event from memorable to truly exceptional!

Weddings, corporate events, religious occasions, or any other special moment, The Da Capo Players specialize in creating a stellar experience for your memories and heart.

With a variety of ensembles and instrumentation we fit a variety of celebratory themes and budgets. We work with you to customize musical selections and coordinate all the necessary logistics to bring together a unique ambiance for your celebration.