Cody Steinmann


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Notable Training: Cody Steinman earned his Associates Degree in Music Occupations from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) in 2015 and attended the University of Wisconsin Parkside from 2015 to 2017. He has participated in mentorships and apprenticeships as well as received extensive lessons with Russ Johnson, Steve Peplin, Jesse Catalino Montijo, Ari Hoenig, Johannes Weidenmuller, Scott Hesse, Pete McCan, and Aaron Gardner. 

Cody has hosted a free improvisation series called “Seed Sounds” that is still being performed today at the Jazz Gallery in Milwaukee. He had a steady gig at Milwaukee’s The Jazz Estate, ran a series of original music at Var Gallery called the “Listening Room,” and is currently running the Sunday evening Jazz Jam at Jazz Central in Minneapolis. 

Professional Opus: Cody has played hundreds of live shows with different groups in multiple styles, from death metal to hip hop, jazz to gospel. 

He received Outstanding Performance Awards from Tom McGirr at MATC , along with an award for Creativity in Composition from Hal Miller at MATC. 

Cody won the Rita Tallent Picken Scholarship Competition at UW-Parkside, as well as the US Bank Tour Possible Competition backing rapper, Genesis Renji. 

Cody has led his own groups, including “The Cody Steinmann Trio,” “The Cody Steinman Quartet,” “The Cody Steinman Quintet,” and “The Sightless Quartet.” He’s been granted residencies at multiple venues, been the house guitar player at Kingdom Faith Fellowship Church in Milwaukee, played as a side man with Soloman Parham and Kenne Thomas, and played guitar on three albums by Three. Stacks. Eliot. Rhythm Changes, and Max Devereaux. 

For the Record: “I incorporate a wide array of theories and methodology into my teaching, coming from both Classical and Jazz traditions, along with my own approach to technique which I’ve spent years developing.

“While I choose to keep my discipline in jazz, I play all types of music and truly value all styles. That’s why there are so many musicians who have deeply impacted me from so many different musical backgrounds. Artists like John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Hindemith, Bach, Slayer, Pantera, Travis Scott, and Kool Keith, to name just a few.”

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