So honored to be in residence at Joe's Pub in their PUB CLUB class of 2016 with these illustrious artists Celisse Henderson, Isaac Oliver, Trish Nelson, Kaylyn Marie Scardefield and me! :) Congratulations to us! Thank you Joe's Pub for this amazing opportunity to grow and learn! Looking forward to 2016! Happy Holidays! Check out the press release here to learn more about these amazing artists!
Please join me for a very special evening Saturday, November 14th at 7pm at Joe's Pub at 425 Lafayette street (near Astor place). I will be performing with my full live band. The show will be a benefit for "New Yorkers Against Gun Violence ReAction Education program" You can find out about this wonderful program on NYAGV website http://nyagvedfund.org/youth-program/
Please join us on June 21st Father's Day at 6pm for Joe's Pub Block Party as a part of a citywide celebration of music in NYC called MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK. Lafayette street will be closed for a day of music starting at 12-7pm. We will play live and close the day of music at this stage with a 45 minute set starting at 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our concert at Joe's pub on May 2nd! Special shout out and much respect to Studio School Voices NYC for sharing and contributing their "head, hearts and hands" to make the evening that more special. Thank you to my special guest Bob Power for playing with us. It was an honor for all of us to play with you and to hear you on guitar!
Thank you to the incredible musicians Andrew Atkinson, Parker McAllister, Noble Joelly, Eli Menezes ( great to play with you again!). My partners in crime always Mary Wormworth, Rene Trenier, and Queen Aminah. The vets! It's a blessing to sing with you always. If you missed the show you can catch it live on Joe's pub youtube channel! See you on the next one
So excited to perfom at Joe's pub again on Saturday, May 2nd 7:30pm. This theater provides a home for so many great artists in the city. I am so glad to be a part of the Joe's Pub community. My special guests on this show will be The Studio School Voices NYC choir. Looking forward to seeing you there! you can purchase tickets here on the Joe's pub website http://tinyurl.com/llc6cht. There is assigned seating so make your reservations early. Se you there!
My new collaboration with Scott Hendy (aka Boca45) is out today and available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. The track is a single from Boca 45's new album Dig Eat Beats Repeat, due out at the end of March. Check out the full album here, or read an interview with Scott about the project here. Enjoy!
Scott Hendy (aka Boca45) produced ‘Thinking of You’ on my first album McKay. I'm so excited to collaborate with him and Steppa Child on this new single ‘Mr. Big Sun’ available on vinyl March 16, 2015 and online March 23, 2015.
Please join us At Dizzy's Coca-cola club at Jazz at Lincoln center on January 28th. I will join my husband Jacques Schwarz-bart for his set featuring his highly acclaimed new album project "Jazz Racine Haiti" which stars an all star band featuring world class musicians Ben Williams on Bass, Ari Hoenig on drums, Darren Barret on trumpet, Rozna Zila on piano, Milan Milanovich on piano, Bonga Jean Baptiste on percussion. You can reserve tickets here http://www.jazz.org/dizzys/events/154329/Jacques-Schwarz-Bart-presents-Jazz-Racine-Haiti.
There are 3 more nights to check out Toshi Reagon and Big Lovely at Joe's Pub shows start at 9pm. For twenty years I have sang with Big lovely. It is a complete honor and joy to be a member of this band. I always leave the show rejuvenated and inspired. The shows have run every year for 31 years at Joe's Pub. I highly recommend checking out this prolific's artists body of work LIVE!
So excited about my recent collaboration with Adrian Harpham on Light Blue Movers new album which also features Deron Johnson, Jonathan Levy, Gabriel Gordon, among many other talented singers and songwriters. Look out for the song “Vahana” — will post soon!
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Performed a new song entitled “Crying Shame” at the NYAGV Education Fund Annual Benefit on October 20, 2014 at the Rosenthal Pavillion at NYU's Kimmel Center. The song was co-written with producer Bob Power, from our atest collaborative project 2sharp9. You can learn more about the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund online at http://edfund.nyagv.org.
I am very proud to announce "2sharp9" my new collaborative project with award-winning, multi-platinum Producer/Engineer Bob Power (D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Tribe Called Quest, Me'shell Ndegeocello).
Preview one of our first tracks:
Stephanie recently reunited with producer Scott Hendy from Bristol, UK, recording three new tracks for his latest Boca 45 album, expected to be released in Spring 2015.
The pair previously worked together on Stephanie's debut album McKay (2003) on the track “Thinking of You” as well as on the track “In The City” (listen) from Boca 45's first album Pitch Sounds (2004).
When certain friends ask you to do a gig, you jump at the chance no matter what. It was such an honor to be a part of Meshell Ndegeocello's band for a day performing at Afropunk Fest, August 22-23 2014 in Brooklyn. If you haven't heard the album Comet, Come to Me—it's one of the best soul albums released this year. And my 5-year-old has the title track on repeat. My favorite is “Good Day Bad”.
Stephanie is back in the studio with her long-time brothers Brooklyn Funk Essentials as a guest vocalist on one of their new songs on their upcoming album. Check out BFE's website (www.brooklynfunkessentials.com) for details on the release, expected in Spring 2015.
After a multi-year hiatus, Stephanie returned to the stage in 2013-14 with a pair of sold-out shows. Reconnecting with her loyal New York following, she opened the Apollo Music Café's season with her full seven-piece band and continued with a second show at Joe's Pub.
After some much needed time away from performing to focus on family and raising her son, Stephanie is thrilled to be back performing with many new projects in the works. Stay tuned in 2014-15 for new music!