Stephen Fell has been Director of the St. Mark's Jazz Band since 2004 and is the school's primary guitar teacher. He is an active performing and recording artist across a broad stylistic spectrum with appearances at festivals, universities, and clubs in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to several releases with his original jazz group, Clear Audience, he has appeared on dozens of recordings ranging from jazz, funk, experimental, rock, reggae, R&B, to West African styles. Clear Audience's release, "Medicine Ball", was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the best local jazz albums of 2015. He holds a bachelor of music in Jazz Performance from Berklee College of Music.