Steve Houben

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Steve Houben is a Belgian jazz saxophonist and flutist.

He was born in 1950. In the mid-1970s, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston. When he returned to Belgium, he established the jazz seminar at the Liège conservatory, in association with Henri Pousseur. In his long career he played with Joe Newman, Bill Frisell, Toots Thielemans, Chet Baker, Mike Stern, George Coleman, and Gerry Mulligan.

He won the Belgian Golden Django in 2000 for best Belgian artist (first winner of the new category). He currently teaches jazz saxophone at the Brussels conservatory.


  • 1980: Chet Baker & Steve Houben (52e Rue Est)
  • 1994: Blue Circumstances
  • 1995: Songs by Gershwin & Porter
  • 2000: Le Saxophone et le Jazz
  • 2007: Un Ange Passe
  • 2011: Darker Scales with Boyan Vodenitcharov