Steve Tannen was born in New York City and grew up in Australia, Canada, and New York. Through influences at home -- including being the son of a jazz pianist and the grandson of a magician -- he started performing early and learned music at home. He studied writing at Stanford University, then developed film scripts for director Norman Jewison in Hollywood, CA. After leaving Los Angeles, he worked odd jobs and musical gigs around the United States, developing an acoustic mix of folk and rock styles. In 2001, Tannen was a regular performer in New York City venues. Tannen released his debut CD, Big Senorita, in 2000. Big Senorita featured players from Suzanne Vega's band and October Project. The band also included Chris Benelli and Craig Benelli, with help from Joe Brack, Sam Shaber, Keith Cotton, Jon Ossman, and Steve's brother Greg Tannen. Since that time Steve Tannen has been a winner in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, the ABET Music Contest, and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and a finalist at the Sierra Songwriters' Festival. While continuing to tour the New York area in promotion of his CD and work on new material for future projects, Tannen met Deb Talan, with whom he formed the folk-pop group the Weepies. ~ Larry BelangerPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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