Stephen Mathers was born in Bath, Somerset in 1989. As a child, Steve discovered playing music through the trumpet at the age of seven, switching to saxophone at the age of thirteen. Soon he was involved with various orchestras and jazz bands in and around Bath. After some years he took a big interest in jazz and started to perform regularly. At fifteen Steve had gained his grade eight in saxophone and had developed as a performer but had found a particular interest in improvisation.
At sixteen, Steve discovered jazz in big way and started his own band and went regularly to jam nights. His curiosity in jazz music and exploring different improvisation brought him forward to free jazz and by the age of eighteen he had his own free jazz jam night.
In 2008, Steve won a scholarship to study jazz performance at Trinity College Of Music in London.
Now in London, Steve is studying at Trinity, writing, arranging, and performing with several ensembles including Smokey Taps, London Sound-Painting Orchestra, as well as teaching saxophone privately in and around central London. Recently, Steve has perfomed the music of Charles Mingus at The Vortex, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, and at QEH, Southbank Centre.