Stephanie Sivers possesses qualities as a vocalist and performer that captivate audiences. Her pure, yet richly colored voice and nearly four-octave range yields a unique sound comprised of jazz & blues elements with touches of classical tones. Stephanie's passionate interpretation of jazz standards and profound understanding of the texts allow the listener to be emmotionally moved. Trained by some of the finest musicians in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Stephanie brings years of study, performing experience and attention to detail into each and every, concert, appearance, or recording project.
Stephanie, a native Santa Barbaran, has been the recipient of several Santa Barbara and California based vocal awards. They include the Santa Barbara Foundation Peabody Music Grant, the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation Competition, and the Leni Fe Bland Competition Grant. She has also received notable scholarships from the Apsen Music Festival in Colorado and from her university, C.S.U.C., during undergraduate studies.
Her love for singing torch/jazz came from a seed planted at a young age when she listened to the sounds of big band, swing and early jazz. Those sounds stayed with Stephanie as she began to study classical music. Years later, in New York City, she studied music with a young and promissing jazz pianist and was inspired to open up the confines of traditional classical singing. Upon meeting pianist John E. Douglas in Santa Barbara, Stephanie was further motivated to sing notes and phrasing that most classically trained singers may not chose to explore.
Stephanie describes singing in the genre of torch/jazz like finding her home in music. "Singing torch/jazz is comfortable, freeing and comes from the deepest truths inside of me. Whether I am singing a ballad, or an up-tempo song, I am expressing a facet of my multilayered self."