Born: October 2, 1967 Primary Instrument: Drums
Seattle drummer, Steve Korn, is a musician's drummer. Always making the musical content and quality his first priority, Steve's versatile drumming and overall musicianship has made him an integral part of the Seattle jazz scene. Audiences across the United States, Europe and Russia have heralded his work, hearing him on several recent tours and recordings.
Steve has released three CD's as a leader, Here and Now, Pride and Joy, and most recently, Points In Time. All were released by Origin records and have received rave reviews. Steve won the Earshot Golden Ear Award for Northwest Emerging Artist for the year 2000.
As one of Seattle's busiest players, Steve is constantly in demand, leading his own group and performing with the areas top players. In addition to appearing in clubs, Steve's quintet has also been featured at the Seattle Art Museum's Art Of Jazz Series, Earshot Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, KPLU Summer Jazz Cruise and the University of Washington Jazz Artist Series. When not leading his own group, Steve regularly works with the Marc Seales Quintet and Trio in addition to freelancing with many of Seattle's finest including; Mark Taylor, Greta Matassa, Dave Peck, Floyd Standifer, Dave Peterson, and Jeff Johnson among others. Steve has also been fortunate to perform with many jazz greats including; Jon Faddis, Julian Priestser, Larry Coryell, George Cables, Mark Murphey, Jessica Williams, James Williams, Pete Christlieb, Hal Galper, and Karrin Allyson.
A published author and composer, Steve has contributed transcriptions to two books in addition to articles for Down Beat, Percussive Notes, and Modern Drummer magazines. Steve created and coordinates the University of Washington Summer Jazz Workshop. He holds a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Washington and is an active educator participating in music camps, festivals and clinics throughout the year.