About me

Saxophones (Tenor, Alto, Soprano), Double Sax, Flute, Songwriter/Composer


Born: March 25, 1946 in Ottumwa, Iowa (USA)

Schooling: Music scholarship to Memphis State University


Began playing professionally in Memphis, Tennessee
Hung out with some of the Memphis Horns during the 60's Memphis "Scene"


Made first recording for HI Records, Memphis, Tennessee(Al Greene's label).


U.S. Army Band, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

1969 - 1974:

St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, etc. - playing soul, rock, country and jazz with various artists.

1975 - 1995:

Los Angeles, California - working as a sideman for many artists and band leader of a popular jazz band, "The Steve Hooks Band". Recorded for many TV and film projects and was a staff songwiter for Warner Brothers Music & Hitzgalore in the early 80's.

1995 - now:

Munich, Germany - working with many artists and studio work for records and film. Toured with the Weather Girls for over 3 years & Charly Antolini for 4 years... Released a maxi-single CD on Club U-Nite Records, formed a new jazz band "Too Cold", CD released on KDC Records in Munich. Currently touring throughout Europe with "Too Cold", Max Greger Jr., and many all-star bands while working on new CD to come out sometime in Spring of 2007. Released 3 CDs for download on many internet portals with Ability Records in 2007.


1973 - Staff Writer for Broadway Music in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
1980 - Staff Writer for Warner Brothers Music in Hollywood, California 
1981 - Staff Writer for Hitzgalore Music in Van Nuys, California


Santa Barbara (NBC)
Day By Day
HBO On Location (HBO)
Life Styles Of The Rich And Famous (IND)
Runaway With The Rich And
Famous (IND)
Family Ties (NBC)
The Seinfield Show (NBC)
Hosanna USA (IND)
Rehmsen die Kontakt Show (ARD)
Ja Oder Nein (ARD)
Rita's Wunder Bar (TV München)
The Ali Khan Show
(and others...)

Live Credits

Ian Matthews
The Drifters
Jimmy Smith
Johnny Hammond Smith 
Cathy Rigby
Billy Childs
Cash McCall
John Patitucci
Greg Karukas
Tom Fowler
Oscar Klein
The Weather Girls 
Jimmy Caravan and the 
Blues Caravan
The Platters
Ernie Andrews
Percy Mayfield
The Ink Spots
Gabor Szabo
Raoul De Souza
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Paul Humphreys
Albert C. Humphrey
Gary Willis
Rita Graham 
John Bettis 
Paul Rodriguez
Andy Russell 
Al Aarons
Harmonica Fats
Guitar Shorty
Charly Antolini
Ron Evans Group
Max Greger, Jr.
Jimmy Woode
(and many others...)

Coming up:


Friends & more:

Get in touch:

Steve Hooks
Gabelsbergerstraße 48B
80333 Munich, Germany
phone: +49 89 52302864
mobile: +49 174 3392525
fax: +49 89 52302868
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