Steffen Schorn

1967 Born in Aalen (Baden-Wurttemberg
1973 First trumpet lessons
1975 First original compositions
1981 Changed from trumpet to saxophone, self-taught
1986-90 Youth Jazz Orchestra of Baden-Wurttemberg
1986-88 National German Youth Symphony Orchestra (Geri Bertini, Gerd Albrecht)
1987-91 National German Youth Jazz Orchestra
1988-92 Student of saxophone, jazz, Musikhochschule Koln
1990-96 Student of bass clarinet, contemporary music, Rotterdam (Henri Bok) examination and graduation 1996
1990 Foundation of the Timeless Art Orchestra with Klaus Graf
1991

Foundation of the Steffen Schorn & Claudio Puntin Duo

Student of Prof. Sergiu Celibidache at the University Mainz (musical phenomenology)

Finalist, European Jazz Competition (Schorn Putin Duo)

1992-96 Brazilian tours with Claudio Puntin, concerts mit Hermeto Pascoal eGrupo
1993 Winner of the "Golden Amadeus 1993" (Schorn Puntin Duo)
1994

Porderpreis Des Landes NRW Fur Junge Kunstler (Duo)

"Southern Comfort's Jazzmusician of The Year" (Duo)

Member of the Kolner Saxophon Mafia, India tour

1995

Opening of Steffen Schorn's own recording studio

Duo tour of West Africa (by invitation of Goethe-Institut)

1996

Tour of China and Thailand, International Jazz Festival Beijing (Duo)

Musical director of the Bobby Burgess Big Band Explosion

Member of the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Russian tour

Guest conductor of the NDR-Big Band, realization of the first "Self Portrait"

1997

International Festival "Woops That Clarinet" in Grooningen, NL

Tour of Egypt George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band

Tour of USA, Performances at the Knitting Factory, New York, NY

Invitation to perform at the International "Clarinet Fest97" in Lubbock, Texas (Duo)

Foundation of the Steffen Schorn Septet, member of the NDR Big Band, Hamberg

1998

European tour, George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band

"Jazzfacts", portrait (radio broadcast) Deutschlandfunk

Tour of the USA and Canada George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band

Musical director of Mark Naussif's "Solos and Satallites" with Michael Godard, Miroslav Tadic, Walter Quintus (Live-Electronics), NDR Big Band

1999

Festival Performances "Mas Que Musica", Lisbon, Portugal (Duo)

Musical director of the project "Duo & Big Band" (NDR-Big-Band and Duo)

Jazz Prize of the German State Badden-Wurttemberg

South America tour, NDR Big Band

SWR Jazz Prize (Kolner Saxophon Mafia)

2000

Musical director International New Jazz Meeting Baden-Baden with Claudio Puntin

Premiere "Chiang Mai Suite", ZKM Karlsruhe (Big Band Explosion & Duo)

Premiere of the suite "Tiefentraume" (NDR Big Band & Duo)

Foundation of "Triosphere": Steffen Schorn, Roger Hanschel, Dirk Mundelein

Premiere & studio concert "Bb-A-C-B" for Triosphere & HR Big Band Frankfurt

Ends professional association with the NDR Big Band

Commissioned work "Cellular Structures" for Donaueschinger Musiktage 2000

China tour (Kilner Saxophon Mafia)

Tour of Bolivia (Duo)

2001

Tour of Estonia, Finnland, Russia (Duo)

Professor of composition and saxophone, Musikhochschule Nurnberg, Head of Jazz Department

Jubilee: 20 Years Kilner Saxophon Mafia, current CD production

Jubilee: 10 Years Schorn Puntin Duo, new CD production

2002

Tour of Estonia, collaboration with the National Ballett Tallin (Schorn Puntin Duo)

Tour of South & Central America (Duo)

Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (KSM: 20 Jahre saxuelle Befreiung)

Tour of Madagascar (Kolner Saxophon Mafia)

"For Me Is Just Now Anytime", production/concerts with the HR Big Band Frankfurt

2003

Tour of Abidjan / Ivory Coast (Kolner Saxophon Mafia)

Member of the DAAD - Rheingau Festival (Kolner Saxophon Mafia)

"Requiem fur Einen Rastlosen Geist" - commissioned work by the WDR

Kontake - Triosphere & Lauttenkompagney (Ensemble for Old Music) - Project with the BR for Frankischer Sommer 2003

Jazz International Rotterdam - soloist of the festival ensemble / Schorn Puntin Duo

Arrangements and CD production for "Songlines" & string quartet

Tour with Nils Wogram's "Odd & Awkward" Septet

"Buhne frei im Studio 2" BR (Bavarian Radio) live production (Steffen Schorn Septet)

Tour of Vietnam, European Music Festival (Schorn Puntin Duo)

2004

1st Prize JazzArt NRW with Triosphere

CD release "Triosphere" (Jazz 'n' Arts Records)

Tour with Lucas Niggli's "Big Zoom"

Musiktriennal Koln (Triosphere)

Production of the actual CD "Spaceplayer" (Kolner Saxophon Mafia)

CD production/release Nils Wogram's "Odd & Awkward" Septet

Concerts, TV & Radio Broadcasts, Festival Appearances Argentinia, Austrai, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Camerun, Canada, Central Africa, Chile, China, Columbia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finnland, France, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Honduras, Iceland, India, India, Indonesia, Istael, Ivory Coast, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Schottland, Sweden, Switzerland, Senegal, Singapur, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Togo, Uruguay, USA, Venszuela, Vietnam
Collaboration with: Gerd Albrecht, Jay Anderson, Ray Anderson, Dave Bargeron, Shirley Bassey, Jim Black, Carlos Benavent, Gery Bertini, Carlos Bica, Greetje Bijma, Allan Broadbant, Bob Brookmeyer, Gary Burton, Uri Cane, Philip Catherine, Don Cherry, Natalie Cole, Bill Dobbins, Peter Erskine, Allery Eskelin, Clare Fischer, Roberto di Gioia, Michel Godard, Danny Gottlieb, George Gruntz, Peter Herbert, Peter Herbolzheimer, Peter Herborn, Daniel Humair, Chris Hunter, Al Jarreau, Gene Jackson, Harold Jones, Sheila Jordan, Chaka Khan, Steve Khan, Bernd Konrad, Klaus Konig, Joachim Kuhn, Ngu-Yen Lee, Howard Levy, Dave Liebman, Albert Mangelsdorff, Vince Mendoza Don Menza Frank Mobus, Mark Murphy, Simon Nabatov, Mark Naussif, Jovino Santos Neto, Lucas Niggli, Walter Norris, Tony Oxley, Hermeto Pascoal, Con Rader, Diane Reeves, Mike Richmond, John Riley, Dino Saluzzi, Meinz Sauer, A.V. Schlippenback, Larry Schneider, Maria Schneider, John Schroder, Gunter "Baby" Sommer, Martial Solal, Marc Soskin, Chris Speed, Marvin Stamm, Thomasz Stanko, Miroslav Tadic, Aki Takase, Clark Terry, Cunong Vu, Jack Wallrath, "Wah Wah" Watson, Kenny Wheeler, Nils Wogram, Hannes Zerbe, Itibere Zwarg a.o.
Prizes & Awards  
1991 Finalist European Jazz Competition (Schorn Putin Duo)
1993 Golden Amadeus, 1st Prize Musik Kreativ Wettbewerb
1994 Forderpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen fur junge Kunstler
1994 Southern Comfort's Jazzmusician of the Year
1999 Jazz Prize of the German State Baden-Wurttemberg
2000 SWR-Jazzpreis (Kolner Saxophon Mafia)
2002 Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Award) (Kolner Saxophon Mafia)
2003/4 1st Prize "JazzArt" with Triosphere
2004 Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Award) with Triosphere

 

 

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