As a composer Stephanie Sante is inspired by a diversity of musical styles. Her musical influences have been equally diverse from Kenny Burrell and Carlos Antonio Jobim to Sade and Brian Eno
As a music major in college she studied piano performance. After college she developed a love for guitar which led to the Conservatory of Guitar and Voice, where she studied Classical and Flamenco Guitar under the stewardship of Concert Classical Guitarist Lamar Eskelson. During this time her focus further diversified to include World, Bossa and Ambient styles of music.
Her inital three releases focused on the Ambient genre. Into Light and Inner Beauty garnered critical acclaim in 2000-2001 from New Age Voice Magazine
After her third release she crossed-over from Ambient to Chill.
Her fourth release Coffee Culture introduced a mix of Chillout grooves stylistically covering Lounge, NuJazz, Acid Jazz, Bossa and World Beat. Coffee Culture was awarded "Best Concept Album" by Muses Muse in 2005.
Shine (ep) her latest release blends the styles of NuJazz, Bossa, Downtempo, Lounge and World into a perfect place for chilling out
She composes music using a combination of acoustic and software instruments. As a multi-instrumentalist she performs most of the music with the exception of samples and looping techniques for creating beat tracks.
Her music is enthusiastically embraced by media, DJ's and listeners around the globe and is featured on streaming, satellite, syndicated, FM and Pod Casts.
DJ - Dub_Ninja : Subsonic Temple
Stephanie Sante graces us with some beautiful chilled grooves from her album "Shine". These are jazzy hypnotic late night grooves that you will not want to miss. Stephanie once again captures the very essence of "chill" with subtle melodies which seem to have been crafted on the tranquile shores of an exotic island.
DJ - Groovera
Coffee Culture is such a fantastic release and yet you've done us one better with your short-and-sweet EP release of Shine.
We truly enjoy sharing your music with the Groovera audience on Low Mercury and extend to you our warmest wishes.