Steffen Zeichner
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Member Since: June 16, 2005
Last Visit:February 26, 2023

Steffen Zeichner

Dr. Steffen Zeichner is a creative violinist who actively performs internationally within jazz, classical, rock, klezmer, and other musical genres. He is the leader of 5 String Swing (, a lively Jazz Violin driven band that regularly presents shows of Jazz, Swing, and American Standards. His upcoming performance calender can be found on his website at

Steffen is the Adjunct Lecturer of Jazz Violin at Florida International University.

Throughout his career, Steffen has performed with many top artists including Chick Corea, Gloria Estefan, Cyrille Aimee, Nestor Torres, Kenny Loggins, Maria Schneider, and George Benson, with whom he was featured as the violin soloist and concertmaster for Benson's 2013 album, "Inspiration".

He is also an experienced studio musician, credited on a Grammy winning CD, multiple Downbeat awarded recordings, and many other albums and commercial releases within a myriad of styles.

Steffen received his Bachelors in Violin Performance from Indiana University, and his Masters and Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Miami.

Steffen is a passionate educator with a focus on developing the creative potential of string players, particularly through exposing them to musical genres outside of the classical world and through helping students to develop improvisational and real-world performance skills for musical landscape. He has an international studio of private violin students learning various styles of music with him both in-person and virtually. More info and learning resources available at