Steve Bailey (born February 10, 1960) is an American bassist who is famous for his pioneering work with the six string fretless bass. He was voted runner up for "Bass Player Of The Year" in 1994 and 1996. 2012 and 2013, Steve has been touring with Victor Wooten on the Sword and Stone/Words and Tones tour, playing Electric bass, upright, keyboards, and trombone, after a 35 year hiatus.Steve began playing the bass guitar at age 12 and started playing fretless bass after he ran over his fretted Stuart Spector with his car. Bailey not only plays electric bass, but he also plays double bass; he started playing upright after hearing Stanley Clarke playing with Return to Forever. Steve received full scholarships to both North Texas State University and University of Miami. Steve is currently Chair of the Bass Department at the Berklee College of Music. He has previously been a faculty member at Coastal Carolina University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.He was also a faculty member at Hollywood's BIT for 10 years. He has done work as a studio musician, as well as numerous collaborations including several albums with fellow bassist Victor Wooten. Bailey and Wooten host a bass camp called Bass At The Beach which helps to teach bassists of all ranges. The camp is for people who just bought their basses, to people who are very advanced in their playing. Steve also likes to surf and play tennis.