Biography

Stephanie Jackson is an eclectic musician who uses her guitar to express heartfelt melodies from a variety of genres. At the offset of each performance, she engages the audience with her love of music displayed in her unique, captivating sound.

Born & raised in Memphis, TN, where her mother sang opera and taught piano lessons in the home, Stephanie  started playing the piano as a toddler and continued with private lessons throughout high school.  Shortly after her 11th birthday, her mother introduced her to the guitar and put her in classical guitar lessons with Bunyan Webb, who had spent a summer teaching and recording with Chet Atkins. Within months, she  was performing with her mother at corporate events, Christmas parties and public concerts. In  8th grade, she won 1st place in a school talent show for playing “Oh Susanna” on four instruments at the same time – piano, guitar, tambourine & harmonica.

In the years that followed, Stephanie played in various bands on electric and acoustic guitar, developed bands, taught private lessons, and was adjunct music faculty at several colleges in Oklahoma. 

She returned to her roots  in 2001 as she began arranging the music of the Beatles, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and Elton John on her classical guitar.  As she began playing in a variety of settings, her repertoire expanded to meet the musical tastes of her clients – jazz, show tunes, the “rat pack”, Spanish/Latin, and blues. The addition of her 11-string harp guitar in 2009  has created even more opportunities for expanding, and is a featured instrument on her “Hymns” cd. She has recorded a total of 12 cds of a plethora of genres;  4 of them feature her original music, and one is out of print. 

These days, Stephanie is performing in a multitude of venues around the nation, working other other musicians and vocalists as she orchestrates various musical productions, and devoting more time to writing music. In her own words, “I've just gotten started with my music career; this decade is going to be the best!”



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