Philipp Steen


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Philipp Steen (b) is a jazz bassist (double bass and electric bass) living in his native city of Hamburg, *08. February 1977.

From 1998 to 2002 Philipp studied jazz and classical music at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg with Lucas Lindholm / Willi Beyer (double bass / electric bass), Dieter Glawischnig / Fredrick Schwenk (theory / arrangement) and participated in the contact program Popular Music.

Upon successful completion, he attended master classes with Greats such as Ed Thigpen, Kenny Wheeler and David Friesen. In 2008 he was awarded the Dr. E. A. Langner jazz scholarship.

Since 1995 Philip Steen plays as a permanent member of various groups: Herb Geller, Wolfgang Schlüter Quartet, Florian Trübsbach, Günter Fuhlisch and Ladi Geisler, Lutz Büchner, Buggy Braune, Eisenrot (Heinz-Erich Goedecke), Milla Kay and Paulo Pereira.

His virtuoso talent is recognized and he is often booked for free engagements and international top musicians: Joshua Redman, Eric Alexander, David Schnitter, Bud Shank, Ayako Shirasaki, Danny Gottlieb, Torsten Goods, Johannes Lauer, Billy Harper, Howard Johnson, Lew Soloff, Gary Husband, etc.

Festivals: Hamburg -ELBJAZZ- (2010), Berlin (2008/2005), Salzau -Jazz Baltica- (2008/2004), Aalen (2007), Ingolstadt (2007), Hamburg (2010/2007/2006/2004), Frankfurt (2005), Leverkusen (2004), Thessaloniki (2002), Bilbao (2002), Avignon (2002) and in Leipzig (2000) have been recorded for broadcast by NDR, WDR, RBB, MDR, HR and SWR.

He also advocates for the jazz scene of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. This is shown by his work as artistic director and organizer of the concert series: Soular (2002 - 2004), Pony Bar (2004 - present), House of Culture 73 (2006 - present).