Steven Halpern is an American new-age musician. He is a Grammy Award nominee and considered one of the founding fathers of new-age music.
Halpern played trumpet and guitar in the New York City jazz scene of the 1960s, but became disenchanted with it and moved to California. There he began exploring the idea of creating music entirely for the purpose of relaxation, which he called "anti-frantic alternative" music. He began creating music which did not adhere to traditional Western tonality,... more