Steve Magnusson is one of Melbourne's most sought after guitarists, having appeared on numerous film scores, and performed with international artists the likes of Steve Coleman, Arthur Blythe, Enrico Rava, George Coleman Junior and Mike Stern.
Steve is one of Melbourne's most sought after guitarists. He is also a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts and recently returned from Switzerland where he based himself before performing and touring throughout Europe with contemporary free jazz outfit Snag. Snag toured Australia in 2001, including performances at the Wangaratta International Jazz Festival.
Steve has performed with international artists the likes of Steve Coleman, Arthur Blythe, Enrico Rava, George Coleman Junior and Mike Stern. He was the recipient of the National Jazz Award at Wangaratta Jazz Festival in 2000 and the Swiss Diagonal Award in Zurich, Switzerland in 1999.
Apart from the Wangaratta Festival, Steve has been invited to perform at the 1990 Manly Jazz Festival, the 1991 Monsalvat Jazz and Melbourne International Festivals, the 1992 Bulgarian Arts Festival, the 1993 Berlin Festival, the 1994 Apollo Bay Festival and the 1999 Festivals in Brunswick Street and Port Fairy.
Of the many ensembles Steve has performed with a few are the Magnusson-Ball-Talia Trio, the Christine Sullivan Ensemble, the Wilson-Magnusson-Gutherie Trio, the Paul Williamson Hammond Combo, the Eliane Cueni-Gitta Kahle Quartet with whom he toured Switzerland and Germany in 2000, the What Reason Quartet (featuring Michelle Nicole) and the Michael Jordan trio.
Steve has also appeared on television shows Fast Forward and on film scores including The Road to Nhill
Steve Magnusson is featured on the following titles
This live recording of the Ted Vining Trio captures a real performance. The long-running Ted Vining Trio comprises Ted Vining on drums, Bob Sedergreen playing piano, and Barry Buckley on bass. Guitarist Stephen Magnusson makes a special guest appearance on two tracks.
Performing as Jenny Game Ensemble
The Jenny Game Ensemble provides an opportunity for musicians from a variety of backgrounds to collaborate. In addition to jazz, the musicians involved work in classical, improvised, folk, popular and experimental musical styles.
Featuring an impressive lineup of musicians, including the ARIA-winning pianist, Andrea Keller, guitarist Steve Magnusson and percussionist extraordinaire, Peter Neville, Jacinta's Song is the new CD from multi-saxophonist / composer Jenny Game-Lopata.