Steve began his career as a guitarist, founding his Brooklyn, New York school,
The Guitar Workshop in 1977. While teaching and performing in the New York area
with other guitar masters like Joe Pass, Jimmy Ponder and Jack Wilkins, Steve
got his first introduction to the Stick through a meeting with Emmett Chapman
at a guitar expo in 1983.
Recognizing the great potential of the instrument, he purchased his first Stick
in 1984, and has focused his performance activities on it ever since.
Adelson has performed at clubs, festivals and conventions all over the U.S., and
has conducted seminars and workshops on the Stick in various U.S. cities and in
Italy. He is also the author of "Stickology, A guide to Playing the Chapman
which is a comprehensive lesson book and DVD covering all aspects of
playing the instrument. He is the quintessential jazzman
on Stick and
widely regarded as one of the finest players and teachers in the world.
This will be Steve's first appearance at Interlochen and his fourth Michigan
seminar including the very first event held in Ann Arbor back in 1998.