I play solo jazz guitar and jazz piano arrangements of standards, I sing and enjoy putting together sets for your event, for example, an art deco set, a cool jazz set or 20s, 30s, or 40s themes, and so on. I also perform with a quartet including bass, drums, guitar/piano and trumpet/sax or a trio with bass, guitar and trumpet/sax depending on what is appropriate for your event. I love to lift people up and spread joy and connection through music.
The energy and dynamics of great music changes everything. Steph’s incredible voice captured those mingling with friends at our conference
Steph was a crowd pleaser
We were so lucky to have her
Last night was a dream come true for me. Since, I’ve always imagined having a jazz performer perform for my birthday. Steph was able to provide that dream for me on the eve of my birthday and she was amazing to work with me. I would highly recommend Steph.
I am so happy with Steph and her assistant. I made a special request for R&B /HipHop and she delivered! She has a beautiful voice and was a fantastic guitarist. I will certainly be using her again for future events.
Our afternoon event was made complete by Steph's beautiful playing and vocals. She was communicative, reliable, and a great performer. Highly recommended.
Steph was an incredible artist to have help me with a special event I had for someone special, she made it even more special by inviting one of her friends to play bass along side her, for the two of them it came to $250. It couldn’t have gone any better, she and Tim where exceptional and are extremely talented, they where able to play the songs I requested in such a beautiful way. I would definitely love to recommend these two and I will definitely be calling for them again:)!!
What to Expect
The sets and presentation depend on your event. Is it an art deco or flapper party? Is it a cocktail hour? I like to consult with you and tailor the set list and visual presentation of the music to your event. This makes playing more rewarding for me and the event more cohesive as well. I can do all-vocal tunes or no vocal tunes, I enjoy playing jazz piano bar as much as playing soul covers, it just depends on you.
We are professionals and provide high quality music for your event. I only work with professional musicians and pay them accordingly. I am interested in playing only for those very special events that punctuate your life and add something special.
Music is more than communication and connection; it is an experience that can never be recaptured or recreated, a moment in time and sound that binds us. I have been playing piano for forty years and guitar for thirty. I have twenty years of experience performing on both instruments professionally along with bass, mandolin, and voice in many countries and cities. I have also studied flute, violin, and drums formally for several years each. I am a full-time musician and I also direct choirs and sometimes community jazz bands should my services be needed. I enjoy collaboration and building community and connection through music.
Additional Booking Notes
I can bring my own PA and will always prefer to bring my own gear including instruments, microphones and stands. I enjoy playing pianos at the venue or bringing my own keyboard if needed. If there is a mixing board or drum kit or speakers at your venue I would like to have more information before I decide what to bring as I can bring what is needed and want to make sure it sounds good.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 27, 2023 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 30, 2024 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Festival|
Past Booked Events
|July 22, 2023 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 20, 2023 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|May 19, 2023 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 16, 2023 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|March 05, 2023 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 17, 2022 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|September 17, 2022 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|August 27, 2022 • 3:30pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|July 26, 2022 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Surprise|
This is a sample of a recent set list:
Black Magic Woman - pop tune
A Go Go - Scoffield
Green Dolphin Street - jazz standard
James - Pat Metheny
Use Me - pop/funk
Lucky Southern - Jarrett
Summertime - my arrangement
Two for the Road - Metheny
I’m Old Fashioned - jazz standard
Delilah - Burrell
Fragile - pop/funk
Little Sunflower - Hubbard
Nigerian Marketplace - Peterson
Theme for Eulipians - Jessia Williams
Wave - my arrangement, jazz standard
Trouble - Jose James
Sunny Side of the Street - jazz standard
Pennies from Heaven - jazz standard
Cry me a River - jazz standard
Throw it Away
My One and Only Love - my arrangement, standard
Here are some other tunes that I like to play, it really depends on your event:
Someone to Watch over Me
I Loves You Porgy
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
When I Fall in Love
Green Dolphin Street
Girl From Ipanema
Like Someone In Love
Everything Happens to Me
All the Things You Are
Alice in Wonderland
4 on 6
Case of You
A Child is Born
All of Me
All of You
Alice in Wonderland
Body and Soul
Bye Bye, Blackbird
Georgia on my Mind
Darn that Dream
Don't Blame Me
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Influences & Inspiration
Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, John Scoffield, Bill Frisell, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Patricia Barber, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Aretha Franklin, Diane Schur, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jim Hall, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Horace Silver, Cassandra Wilson
I will need (for most but not all) events access to a grounded power outlet. For events outdoors or for indoor events with more than 300 guests I will rent a larger PA/mixer than I usually carry so that may require an additional fee.