Steve Adelson


Steve Adelson Stick-Tet

“The Chapman Stick is a unique sounding instrument and my assortment of Hartke amps bring out the Stick's sonic personality clearly and with power.”

After playing guitar professionally for 15 years, Steve Adelson discovered The Chapman Stick in 1984 and has made this his instrument of choice ever since. Steve has performed and recorded with such musical greats as Dean Brown, Larry Coryell, Tony Levin, Pat Martino, Chieli Minucci, Oz Noy, Les Paul and many more. In addition to being an established teacher and clinician all over the world, he has authored a Stick method book and concert video for Mel Bay Publications, a 2DVD package for TrueFire, five recordings as a leader and written for magazines such as Guitar Player, Twentieth Century Guitar, Downbeat and Inside Jazz. Steve is also a producer of the Long Beach Jazz Festival and runs his own guitar and Stick school in Brooklyn, NY.