A talented and charismatic jazz pianist, improviser and educator, Steve Sedergreen has made a vital and indelible imprint on the Melbourne jazz scene for over 30 years. He possesses an exceptional improvisational sensibility that is true to the spirit of jazz. For these performances, Sedergreen is joined by Mosaic Jazz Fellows alumni Eugene Toh (upright bass) and Mohd Rafaee (drums).
Sedergreen has performed with both Australian and internationally renowned artists as well as led his own bands. His latest album, Points in Time, released late 2012, is a 12-song collection of original material, written at various points in his stellar career, all reworked and re-imagined.
Sedergreen has played at most Victorian festivals the last few years from Stonnington Jazz 2015, Eltham Festival 2015, Castlemaine State Festival 2015 and White Night 2016. His performances traverse complex emotional lines, from the brash, joyous and thrilling to the deeply poetic and still, his music senses and shifts intuitively with the other musicians with whom he shares the stage.
In addition to his success as a performer and recording artist, Sedergreen has acted as a mentor and teacher to countless young jazz musicians who have gone on to enjoy great success including members of The Cat Empire, Paris Wells, Axle Whitehead and many more. He released his first book Start Playing Jazz Piano Now! in 2011, and is about to release the 2nd edition.