Vocalist Sami Stevens is known for work across many genres. Hailing originally from the woods of East Winthrop, Maine, Sami has performed with world renowned jazz pianist Jason Moran and 6-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch, and opened for artists as diverse as Grammy nominated folk singer Greg Brown, acclaimed Black Star rapper Talib Kweli, and Billboard top 10 hip-hop artist Kid Ink. Sami has sung all over the East coast, including NYC venues Webster Hall, Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, and Sullivan Hall, Boston venues like Downstairs at the Middle East, the Lily Pad and Club Church, and Paris venues like Duc Des Lombards and and Caveau de la Houchette. She has also led the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, performed numerous times in Boston's famous Jordan Hall, and sung the national anthem in Fenway Park at age 16. Sami is also lead vocalist for the widely celebrated faux Italian 70’s soundtrack band Tredici Bacci. Her recently released the Melting EP, a collection of music written for strings, drums and voice. More about this release may be found under the "Music" tab on the top of this page.
Sami's latest project is her All-Star Band, which she started in the summer of 2015. Writing music inspired by modern RnB, classic soul, and modern jazz, Sami has decided to focus on performing the kind of music she wants to hear when she goes out on a weekend; honest, good, and easy to sway to. Sami Stevens and Her All-Star Band can be heard tightening up their set all over NYC and Brooklyn.
Sami has studied privately with Dominique Eade, Kate McGarry, John McNeil, and Jeanie Lovetri. She graduated from the New England Conservatory of music with a BM in Vocal Jazz Performance and from Tufts University with a BA in Psychology in the fall of 2014. She just got back from living in Paris, where she was studying jazz at le CIM, and is currently living in Brooklyn, NY.