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Steve Korn

Former Artist in Residence, Drums

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(206) 543-9874
MUS 331A


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 have 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 tours and recordings.

Steve has released three CDs as a leader: Here and Now (1999), Pride and Joy (2000), and Points In Time (2004). All were released by Origin Records and have received rave reviews. In fact, each was nominated as Northwest Recording of the Year by Earshot Jazz. Steve won the Earshot Golden Ear Award for Northwest Emerging Artist for the year 2000.

When not leading his own group, Steve regularly works with many of Seattle's finest including Mark Taylor, Greta Matassa, Marc Seales, Dave Peterson, and Jeff Johnson, among others. Steve has also been fortunate to perform with many jazz greats including Jon Faddis, John Scofield, Walt Weiskopf, Julian Priester, Larry Coryell, George Cables, Dee Daniels, Mark Murphy, Jessica Williams, Ernestine Anderson, James Williams, Jay Clayton, Pete Christlieb, Hal Galper, and Karrin Allyson.

A published author and composer, Steve has contributed transcriptions to two books for the Hal Leonard Corporation (The Jack DeJohnette Collection and Drum Standards)in addition to articles for Down Beat, Percussive Notes, and Modern Drummer magazines. Steve created and coordinates the University of Washington 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.