Music producer, musician, songwriter, arranger, sound engineer – and consummate artist, Stephan Oberhoff, has performed with, produced for, and collaborated with a who’s-who of music legends; including Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Melissa Manchester, Patti Austin – and many more.
Though he’s mastered a wide range of disciplines within the music creation process, at heart he’s a musician with renowned skills as a keyboard player capable of creating a full orchestra, Brazilian band, contemporary jazz section, or country rhythm section at his fingertips. Stephan is also an exceptional guitarist, drummer, accordion player, bass player, percussionist, saxophonist, and vocalist.
A native of Germany, Stephan moved to Hollywood in the early 1990s, and began collaborating with internationally-acclaimed artists and writers like Brenda Russell, Siedah Garrett, Michael Ruff, Sharon Vaughn and many of the biggest songwriters in the world.
Stephan’s credits include producing, arranging and performing on Brenda Russell’s critically-acclaimed Paris Rain record, and producing, arranging and performing on Melissa Manchester’s When I Look Down that Road.
Current projects include collaborating with the legendary Quincy Jones on Quest Records’ Jason Gould album, Dangerous Man. Stephan produced, arranged, engineered and performed all songs from Jason’s current release.
Stephan has co-produced, performed and collaborated with Johnny Mercer Award-winning composer, and two-time StoryBeat guest, Michele Brourman, on multiple award-winning animated musicals for film and television, including Universal Studios’ Land Before Time, Disney’s Balto II and III, American Tail IV, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein and Hercules and Xena.
Other notable clients include producing, arranging and performing credits with another favorite StoryBeat guest, Amanda McBroom, as well as Jeffrey Osborne – and other extraordinary pop, jazz and R&B greats.
Please be sure to stick around at the end of the show to hear Stephan’s exquisite cover of Michele Brourman’s well-known song, My Favorite Year.
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