Steve Cohen, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a performing musician, an educator, and a booking agent. He has been sponsored by Hohner Inc., the world's largest maker of harmonicas, since 1986. He also plays the guitar and sings.
Steve performs regularly in several of his own ensembles, averaging more than 100 personal appearances a year and is in demand as a sideman for local and national groups. He has produced 8 published recordings of his own, and his playing has appeared on dozens of other recordings, demos, and commercials.
Cohen has received public recognition, winning over a dozen awards from several organizations, including WAMI, the Shepard/Express Readers Poll, and Milwaukee Magazine. He was a finalist at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis as a solo performer.
Steve taught a blues history course at the UW Milwaukee from 2005-2009. He has also taught harmonica and guitar to many private students. His Blues Central booking agency has been in operation since the early 1980's. In his thirty-plus year career, other music related activities have included work as a disc jockey, journalist, concert promoter and LP & CD dealer.
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Musicians / Bands:
Jr. Brantley, Steve Cohen, and Paul Cebar