Stephanie Porter: biography
Stephanie Porter is a premier jazz vocalist who has truly made her mark on the Northwest scene. Her recordings have charted on the top 10 nationally and internationally. Musically inspired at an early age. Stephanie found herself mesmerized by music and the many layers of interpretations of songs by both instrumentalists as-well-as vocalists. Moved particularly by jazz and it's progression of energy combined with cool. A stylist that has been influenced by music ...music and its many styles.
Stephanie said “It’s difficult to define a specific artist as a major influence... Music is like a painting of a vast garden. I am inspired by each organic note and phrase. I am always searching for more and more colors to add. I strive to be true to the songs I sing, honest with the audiences listening and enveloped in creativity with my band."
Nick Morrison, of KPLU describes her as “a favorite not only among Jazz listeners, but among Jazz artists as well”.
Her voice has taken her to France, England, Canada, and other parts of the world. Locally, she has entertained audiences at the Triple Door, The Pampas Room, Tula’s Jazz Club as well as Benaroya Hall and Jazz Alley. Whether singing with a symphony or in a duo she pours her heart and soul in to the music. Her recordings have received air play both nationally and internationally. Editor’s Picks CDBaby stated "I am in total awe with this woman’s voice."
Her album, How Deep is the Ocean, is a brilliant showcase of her amazing talent as a vocalist, Porter delivers each note with purpose and honesty.
Her newest release, Radio Theatre blends her lush vocals with intriguing rhythms, inviting the listener to join her on a journey through longing, love and loss. Fusing a sublimely fresh collection of original tracks as well as well known standards.
Self-Produced Recordings / CD’s
- 2015 Radio Theatre
- 2010 How Deep is the Ocean
- 2003 Mood Swings
Featured Guest Vocalist Recordings / CD’s
- 2012 Assorted singles - Steve Rice and Ken Morrison
- 2006 Alone Together - Lance Buller
- 2006 Dead men - Christopher Woitach
- 2002 Hipster’s Paradise - LB
- 1998 It’s Party Time - LB
- 1997 New Metropolitan Swing - Pearl Django
- 1996 Let the Good Times Roll - LB
Background vocals / CD's
- 2012 Album: Something About You - Calley Cash cdbaby
- 2010 Song title: "As long as I'm with you" - Ryan Shea Smith itunes
- 2010 Song title: "While you sleep" - Ryan Shea Smith itunes