Steve Adelson is considered one of the premier Chapman Stick players in the world. With this unique instrument, Mr. Adelson simultaneously plays melodies, harmonies, bass lines, rhythms and improvs using tapping techniques he’s developed based on inventor Emmett Chapman’s discoveries.
Steve has many recordings including CDs, videos, tutorial DVDs and a method book with Mel Bay publications. His latest CD entitled “Sonic Imagination” features guests Rachel Z, Chieli Minucci, Oz Noy and Frank Vignola.
Steve has taught and performed internationally over a four decade career.
He was recently included as the only Stick player in a book called “The Great Jazz Guitarists”. Steve is also the producer of the annual Long Beach Jazz Festival.
Accompanying Steve is percussionist Nydia Liberty Mata. Nydia has toured and recorded with Laura Nyro.
Check out Steve’s website: www.steveadelson.com
Steve & Nydia Performing Little Wing as a trio