Steven Ragsdale is a saxophonist actively performing in various jazz, rock, pop, and classical environments.
Steven has had the opportunity to study with great musicians such as Jeff Ellwood, Charles Richard, Bill Cunliffe, Francisco Torres, Kye Palmer, George Cables, and James Rӧtter. currently, he is a member of several performing ensembles, including the Fresh Rhythm, The Mercy Stone, Zzaj, and The Noir Saxophone Quartet, as well as a side man for other projects and studio sessions with pop artists, composers, big bands, and orchestras.
He was graduated from CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY FULLERTON with An M.M. IN JAZZ PERFORMANCE as well as a B.A. IN MUSIC EDUCATION. Steven is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Riverside Community College as well as the Jazz Director at Vista Murrieta High School. he also works with young students, both privately and as a regular clinician for various local schools.