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Presenting the Game Symphony Workshop

POSTED ON May 19, 2016   |   Post A Comment
I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the Game Symphony Workshop. This creative music experience helps formally trained musicians get off the page through Soundpainting, musical adaptations of theater games, and creative chamber music.
Steve and Kaley 2

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Jazz Pilgrimage to Davenport

POSTED ON April 02, 2016   |   Post A Comment

I’m visiting friends and family in the Midwest this week, and I paid a visit to the childhood home of the great Bix Beiderbecke in Davenport, Iowa.

Bix’s music was magical, and his life was cut tragically short when he drank himself to death at age 28. He is one of my favorite jazz artists, and I half-jokingly say I trace my lineage back to Bix: a white musician growing up outside a major city who learned to play jazz by listening to recordings.

1934 Grand Ave, Davenport, Iowa

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Steve Treseler Quartet at Boxley’s and Tula’s

POSTED ON March 24, 2016   |   Post A Comment

My quartet has two performances coming up in Seattle! We’ll be playing original material and pieces by Bill Frisell, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Wheeler, George Garzone, Thelonious Monk, Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, and Jim Knapp. Looking forward to sharing the music and I hope to see you Seattle folks there!

Photo by Daniel Sheehan

Photo by Daniel Sheehan

The band features Dan Kramlich on piano, Carmen Rothwell on bass (3/26), Dean Schmidt on electric bass (4/20), and Steve Korn on Drums

Saturday March 26th
Boxley’s
101 West North Bend Way. North Bend, WA 98045
Sets at 7:30 and 8:45
No Cover! Please support the club and order some food or drinks
All Ages

Wednesday April 20th
Tula’s Restaurant and Jazz Club
2214 2nd Ave (Belltown)
Sets at 7:30 and 9:00
$12
All ages until 10:00 PM

NYC Recap and New Projects

POSTED ON February 19, 2016   |   2 Comments

I had an exhilarating and inspiring trip to New York last weekI’m already itching to go back.

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Student Workshops for Seattle JazzEd, JazzClubsNW, Racer Sessions

POSTED ON February 04, 2016   |   Post A Comment

I’m delighted to host events for student musicians in Seattle for three of my favorite organizations.

Jam Session at Creative Music Adventures

Student Jam at Creative Music Adventures

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2 New Releases

POSTED ON January 22, 2016   |   Post A Comment

I had the privilege of contributing to a couple great new records:

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Some Comic Relief

POSTED ON November 22, 2015   |   Post A Comment

Stephen Colbert on John Zorn:

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New JazzClubsNW Improv Lab

POSTED ON October 03, 2015   |   Post A Comment

I had a blast directing the inaugural JazzClubsNW Improv Lab at Boxley’s. I led a group of 14 middle school students through game pieces, conducted improvisations, and riff blues tunes.

JazzClubsNW is new non-profit organization dedicated to bringing educational programs and world-class artists to venues throughout the Northwest. It’s an expansion of Boxley’s, the member-supported venue in North Bend, WA. JazzClubsNW just launched venues and programs in Bellingham and Tacoma. Look for more Improv Lab classes in the future!

Kenny Wheeler Tribute featured on NPR’s Jazz Night in America

POSTED ON May 22, 2015   |   Post A Comment

NPR’s Jazz Night In America hosted by Christian McBride devoted last week’s program to the Kenny Wheeler tribute project with I co-led with trumpeter Ingrid Jensen featuring Geoffrey Keezer, Martin Wind, and Jon Wikan!

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Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and saxophonist Steve Treseler pay tribute to the life, legacy, and music of the great Kenny Wheeler (1930 - 2014).Huge thanks to NPR Music, The Royal Room, Earshot Jazz, John Gilbreath, Wayne Horvitz, Jim Wilke, WGBO, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Robert Lang Studios! Look for the Wheeler tribute record later this year.

Band photo by Jim Levitt

 

UW Master’s Recital

POSTED ON May 21, 2015   |   Post A Comment

Come celebrate the culmination of my graduate studies at University of Washington this Thursday 5/28 at The Royal Room to hear the debut of two new projects. One set at 6:00, no cover!

 

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