For decades Don Stiernberg has been known around Chicago as a busy and versatile musician, turning up on recording sessions and at performances of all kinds to play mandolin, guitar, other string instruments, and sing. Recently he has established a focus on playing jazz on the mandolin. In addition to being a faculty member at The Mandolin Symposium and a member of the mandolin team at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp,
Don has given workshops at festivals such as Ashokan Western and Swing Week, The Winnipeg Folkfest, Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, The IBMA World of Bluegrass in Louisville, KY, and the Musikhochschule in Wuppertal, Germany. He has written the jazz column for Mandolin Magazine since it began publication.