Reed player, composer and music teacher Steven Kamperman won the second prize in 1991 at the prestigious Middelsee Jazz Concourse with Trio Hip. In 1998, his group 1 Step 7 Seas was featured in the Young VIP tour, performing at all major Dutch Jazz venue. In 1999 the second CD of this group appeared, and the group performed in 2000 at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the SJU-Jazz Festival, featuring the French master violin player Dominique Pifar.
In 2001, Kamperman founded the group M.O.T - Modern Madness or Tribal Truth, a group combining African folklore elements and exciting urban jazz. Their first CD (www.loplop.nl) was released in 2004, and received outstanding reviews. Next to M.O.T., Steven is leader/composer of Labyrinth, a co-op specializing in improvised and contemporary music.
Since 2002, Steven has been artistic leader of the ‘world music street fanfare' De Tegenwind, and occasional workshop teacher. He participated in a number of other ensembles and project.