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Paul Hawthorne & Don Steins
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About Paul Hawthorne & Don Steins

     
     
Paul Hawthorne, has graced the Cincinnati music scene for over thirty years dating back to 1979, which included a five-year tenure at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Paul has developed into a master of the vibraphone, combined with a unique smooth vocal style reminiscent of Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. Besides his numerous Radio and TV guest appearances, he has performed extensively throughout the tri-state area. Paul Hawthorne and Company have been the featured performers with the Cincinnati Symphony Concert Series, Fine Arts Fund, Fifth Third Banks - (It’s Commonly Jazz at Swifton), Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, UJIMA Cinci-Bration 2000, AFL/CIO Labor Council Ohio Convention, Cincinnati Art Museum, Northern Kentucky University Vocal Jazz Series, Consortium for Graduate Study in Management National Convention, Morgan Stanley Celebrity Golf Classic, Doug Pelfrys (Kicks For Kids), Triple Crown C.C, Summit Hills C.C, Western Hills C.C, Cincinnati C.C, Ryland Lakes C.C, Tiffany & CO, Talbot’s of N.Y, Paris & L.A., Argosy Casino, Beltera Casino, Northern Kentucky Home Builders Association, Converges Corporation, PNC Bank, and the Celestial Restaurant.

Don Steins, earned a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Northern Kentucky University in 2002 while also attending the University Of Kentucky where he studied saxophone and arranging under the direction of Miles & Lisa Osland. While at the University Of Kentucky Don performed and recorded with the University Of Kentucky #1 Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo & Mega-Sax ensembles. He was awarded the honor as outstanding soloist with the University of Kentucky jazz ensemble at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival in 1999.

Besides his numerous TV guest appearances, he has performed extensively throughout the US, not only backing-up, but recording and concertizing with such well known celebrities as Manhattan Transfer, The Supremes, Pattie LaBelle, Andy Williams, Vicki Carr, The Judds, The Beach Boys, The Ink Spots, The Four Tops, and numerous other artists.

He has appeared as soloist with the Paul Hawthorne Quartet at the Fifth Third Bank, It's Commonly Jazz Series, in Cincinnati, The UJIMA Cinci-Bration 2000 Jazz Festival, opened for Shirley Horn at the Crown Jewels of Jazz Concert Series at Music Hall 2000, and performed at the Cincinnati Symphony Concert Series 2002 / 2003. Don was part time faculty for twelve years at NKU as staff accompanist, sequencing and musical arranger with the NKU Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Don was Musical Director, Arranger, and Keyboardist for the Cincinnati Reds/Ben-Gals at Cinergy Field for two seasons and recently was featured as guest soloist with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Don is an active performer and arranger for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, The Powerhouse Boogie Band, Don Steins / Paul Hawthorne Big Band, and the Paul Hawthorne / Don Steins Jazz Trio & Quartet. Don is currently musical director, since 2006 for Kona Ice INC. Leader & arranger for, The Powerhouse Boogie Band.

He is a member of the Cincinnati Musician's Union, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and, Northern Kentucky Chamber Of Commerce.
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