Carl Fontana, Steve Huffsteter. Carl Fontana, Steve Huffsteter - Live At The Royal Palms Inn - Volume 6 (CD). Bill Holman, Conte Candoli. Bill Holman, Conte Candoli - Live At The Royal Palms Inn - Volume 7 (CD).
Born in Michigan, raised in Arizona from age 10, Steve Huffsteter started playing trumpet at 8 and started playing professionally while still in high school. He attended Arizona State at Tempe and worked in the Phoenix area until he moved to Los Angeles in 1959. Starting in 1960 with Stan Kenton, Huffsteter has worked with most of the name big bands on the West Coast, including Sy Zentner, Les Brown, Ray Charles, Louie Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Billy Berry, Benny Carter, Bill Watrous, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers, Clare Fisher, Bob Florence, Gordon Brisker, Matt Cattingub and Tom Talbert.
Drums – Dave Cook (6). Engineer – Roger Seibel.
Live at the Royal Palms Inn. Woofy.
Carl Fontana - Trombone Steve Huffsteter - Trumpet, Flugelhorn Chuck Marohnic - Piano Joel DiBartolo - Bass Dom Moio - Drums.
It was the latter that he would use as an outlet for his "tongue-in-cheek" wit, with tunes like "America the Beautiful" (from The Great Fontana album) and "If I Only Had a Brain" (on both the Live at Capozzoli's-The Carl Fontana Quartet and Nice 'n' Easy CDs). WPCD37-1 Live at the Royal Palms Inn: Carl Fontana & Buddy Childers, 1994, Woofy WPCD37-2 Live at the Royal Palms Inn: Bob Cooper & Carl Fontana, 1994, Woofy WPCD37-3 Live at the Royal Palms Inn: Carl Fontana and Steve Huffsteter, 1994, Woofy WPCD37-6 Live at the Royal Palms Inn: Bill Perkins, Pete Candoli and Carl Fontana, 1994
Poinciana - Conte Candoli & Carl Fontana. 2. Well You Needn't - Conte Candoli & Carl Fontana. 3. A Day In the Life of A Fool - Conte Candoli & Carl Fontana.