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Steven Halpern Biography


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Genres: New Age


Steven Halpern is a New Age musician who incorporates traditional jazz techniques into his compositions. Halpern came into prominence during the 1960s on the San Francisco jazz scene. 1968 presented Halpern with the opportunity to study with Ron Carter, Archie Shepp, and Joe Ford. As a result he was offered a spot on the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1970. When that offer fell through, Helpern took it as a sign to focus on the healing path.

Halpern’s debut album, “Spectrum Site” arrived in 1975. An additional 49 more recordings would follow over the next three decades.

Halpern experiments with minimalist sounds, electric piano, Eastern music, and jazz music to create music that relaxes and heals. Halpern’s most commercially successful album was 2000's “Deja-Blues,” which peaked #18 on the Billboard Top New Age Albums chart. Halpern is also an author and has published the books, “Tuning the Human Instrument” and “Sound Health.”