Rhythm Universal Records, recording artist, Stephanie Rebecca, comes out of (believe it or not!), Ketchikan, Alaska, “swinging hard”! Born in Sitka, Alaska in 1984, Stephanie spent her musical formative years in the vibrant arts community of Ketchikan. Jazz was always a major element in her upbringing, beginning with announcing songs on her Dad’s long running public radio show, “Sunday Jazz.”
Stephanie continued her musical instruction with elementary music teacher and trumpeter, Dale Curtis, and was cultivated by the McPherson jazz bands. Stephanie's vocal talent was first revealed by Ketchikan's "First City Players' Jazz Cabaret" performances.
Relocating to Washington, DC early in 2012, Stephanie met and began working with jazz artist, band leader, drummer, producer and musical director “EC3” after performing at the HR-57 jazz club. Deep Inside of Me is the culmination of months of collaboration with EC3 and a group of top flight musicians including Mark Saltman (bass), William Knowles and Sammy Manguia (piano), Teddy Baker (tenor sax), Dominique Patrick Noel (percussion), Arch “AT” Thompson (flute), and Clynt Hyson, Dominique Patrick Noel, and Laura Sosa (additional vocals). With the release of this debut CD, 28 year-old Stephanie Rebecca enters the world of professional jazz vocalists singing these great standards hailing back decades before her birth with a panache and style all her own. She is, in the words of many, ‘an old soul’ in a young frame.
Stephanie is quickly becoming known as Southeast Alaska’s First Lady of Jazz with her natural delivery of pure rich tones under a tidal current of swing. Still in her twenties, she’s been compared to singers like Sara Vaughan, Diana Krall, and Norah Jones. Truly a must see and hear!
Stephanie, frequently, performs at HR57 in Washington DC, and will be a special guest of EC3’s at Blues Alley
on March 6, 2013, in Georgetown.