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Vahagn Stepanyan – Moonlight

Armenian born keyboardist Vahagn Stepanyan follows the call of smooth jazz. After his study at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory he toured in some States in America having the opportunity to perform with Eric Marienthal, Nathan East, Don Moen, Greg Adams, Melvin Lee Davis and more.

Although still residing in Armenia Vahagn Stepanyan is focused on the American music market. Here he sees his future. Encouraged by the successful crowdfunding of his debut album Moonlight he plans a sophomore project especially in connection with the modern possibilities of Internet and to move to the United States to build there his career. A bold venture given the current state of the music market and particularly the smooth jazz genre.

His debut album Moonlight (2015) shows collaborations with Eric Marienthal (sax), Adam Hawley (guitar), Melvin Lee Davis (bass), Anthony Crawford (bass), Cleverson Silva (drums), Tony Guerrero (trumpet) to name a few.

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Vahagn Stepanyan – Moonlight

image description Vahagn Stepanyan (born July 10, 1985) is a gifted Armenian-born keyboardist, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer. His musical journey started at the early age of eight when he enrolled into a music school for classical piano lessons. Vahagn’s quest carried him from Yerevan Tchaikovsky High School, a special school for music, on to Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory where he earned a bachelor’s degree in classical music. Immediately following his graduation from conservatory, Vahagn began scoring music arrangements for film soundtracks. Vahagn’s musical passions and endeavors gave him the experience he needed to compose music and write songs for famous artists at an early age.

In 2010, Vahagn produced a Christmas project entitled “Peace On Earth” with American-born recording artist/singer, Eric Lige. In 2011, Vahagn collaborated with Grammy-Nominated artist Carolyn Malachi where he performed on the hit single “Beautiful Dreamer”. In 2014, Vahagn produced The Ethnos Project: Volume One. This project featured various artists & musicians from around the globe. The project was featured and reviewed in July/August by the prominent American publication, Worship Leader Magazine. In 2015, Vahagn debuted his project, Moonlight. It infuses the musical styles of Smooth Jazz, R&B and Funk with the talents of artists from USA, Brazil, Armenia, Thailand, Israel, Turkey, Slovenia and Germany. “Moonlight” was musically produced by Vahagn in his home country of Armenia and mixed in the neighboring country of Turkey by one of Istanbul’s top mixing engineers, Alen Konakoğlu. Grammy-Winning mastering engineer Evren Göknar at Capitol Studio’s Hollywood CA mastered Moonlight, making this recording a global top music project indeed. This album is available at Amazon.