Uwe Steinmetz works as a free-lance composer, saxophonist and lecturer up to and beyond the borders of Europe, including: India, Ethiopia, Korea and the USA. He has so far released fifteen CDs in Germany and the USA as a leader and toured with his own music on four continents in over thirty countries.
He studied in Berlin, Berne, Boston and Kodaikanal (India), teaches Ensemble Music, Composition/Arrangement and Saxophone. He is currently a member of the faculty of the HochschulefürMusik in Rostock. Next to his work as a performer he has been commissioned to compose Oratorios, Passions, String Quartets and other chamber music, his most recent work based on Milton's Paradise Lost was premiered in June 2013.
He also directs CRESCENDO JAZZ, a global network for Jazz and Christian Spirituality. Uwe firmly believes that 'Music unifies mind and soul and brings us closer to truth in ourselves, the world and beyond all things. Music shines a fresh, healing light on our momentary fears and longings, our perishable happiness and unhappiness.' More information here: www.steinmetzmusik.com www.crescendo-jazz.org