Italian born, Stefano Valdo moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to study jazz arranging and composition at Grove School of Music. During that time Stefano immersed himself into the L.A. music scene. In 1993 he joined the Grove School of Music Faculty, assisting noted music educator Mark Harrison in the General Musicianship and Small Group Arranging classes.
In 1999 , Stefano earned his Master of Music degree from California State University at Long Beach. While at CSULB, he taught theory and ear training classes for the Undergraduate Program and continued to produce, record and perform for numerous independent projects. Among them he produced and arranged a twelve -piece jazz band album entitled, "L.A. Supper Club", and two CD's for noted flamenco group, Sarkis Quatro, for which he also served as Music Director.
Stefano and his family moved to Calgary in 2006 where he keeps a busy schedule performing and teaching jazz theory and jazz ensembles at Ambrose University.