Steffen Kuehn was born and raised in Germany and began playing the trumpet at the age of eight. Twenty years later he received his Bachelor of Music from the prestigious University of North Texas in 1993, majoring in Jazz Trumpet and Jazz Studies. While at North Texas, he received two Down Beat awards for being a member of the ‘Two O’clock Lab Band’ that was voted ‘Best College/University Band’ in 1991 and 1993. He has also studied with Jazz greats such as Tim Hagans, Brian Lynch and Claudio Roditi. In Europe, he played as a sideman for the Dusko Gojkovich Big Band, Al Porcino Big Band, Conexion Latina and others. Other credits include the following Broadway Musical Productions ‘Annie’, ‘Damn Yankees’, ’Phantom of the Opera’,’Evita’ among others.
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