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Short Biography -- Steve Hahn

Steve Hahn excels on four instruments -- The Chapman Stick®, trumpet, guitar, and bass guitar. Further, he is proficient in jazz, rock, prog, fusion, and classical styles. He has performed as a soloist and in ensembles throughout the United States, Europe, and eastern Canada, including in such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the White House in Washington, DC, and Royal Albert Hall in London.

In 1994 Steve was one of just twelve musicians in the United States to receive a Jazz Fellowship-Individual Project Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which provided the opportunity for intensive private study on The Stick with world-renowned Stick/bass player Alphonso Johnson. This award was the first NEA grant given to a Chapman Stick player. Steve has also received grants from Tier III of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District of Denver, Colorado, and the Arts and Humanities Assembly of Boulder, Colorado.

Steve has recorded three solo CDs -- Stickburst, a mix of original compositions and arrangements of music of the Beatles, Tower of Power, Gentle Giant, Joe Zawinul, George Gershwin, and Claudia Schmidt; Native American Music Meets The Chapman Stick, music of five Native American tribes authentically transcribed for The Stick; and sh, original compositions and an arrangement of one Celtic tune. He has been featured on other CDs as well, as both soloist and a member of an ensemble.

As of spring 2011, Steve is recording two new CDs -- one of covers (the Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Kansas, Little Feat, Crack the Sky, Tower of Power, Gentle Giant, and Richard Rodgers [arr. Tuck Andress) and one of new originals. A benefit concert he played in Boston in May 2011 raised funds to provide 1,000 meals for the Greater Boston Food Bank. A tour of benefit concerts in September and October of 2011 raised money to aid victims of the tornado in Joplin, Missourri, and provide 25,000 pounds of food for the Faith Temple Church Food Giveaway Program in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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