Steven Lambert was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. In 2006, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri to attend the UMKC Conservatory of Music, where he apprenticed to saxophone master, Bobby Watson. He earned his B.A. in Jazz and Studio Music in 2010, and began to teach and play professionally in the Kansas City Area. Since 2010 Steven has taught at The Swope Parkway Corridor Renaissance Program Eddie Baker School of Music, where he teaches Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and Piano to students age 6-16. He also serves and the director of elementary music education at Harvest Church Faith Academy Christian School.
Steven maintains a very active presence on the Kansas City Jazz Scene. He plays with a number of groups including, The KC Sound, The New Jazz Order, KCJO, Crosscurrent, Bobby Watson and The 18th and Vine Big Band, The Steve Lambert Trio, Quartet and Quintet, and several others. He also leads the Foundation Big Band. He performs regularly at the Mutual Musicians Foundation, The Blue Room, The Green Lady, The Majestic, and other venues throughout KC. Steven is a member of Local 627, The Mutual Musicians Foundation.
Steven has released four records as a bandleader- “Subject to Change” (2010) - “In the Moment” (2012) by The KC Sound Collective, " The Steven Lambert Quartet and Trio LIVE!" (2015) and "Seven Stories" (2017)