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Sultry soul, Jammin’ Jazz, R&B rock superstar Stephanie Sallie is a fresh new vocal phenomenon sweeping the DFW area with her explosive talent. Hailing from the city of Grand Rapids, MI, She brings a diverse blend of straight ahead jazz, funk, soul,R&B, and pop to the live music scene.
A chameleon of her trade, you may find Sallie serenading an affluent, upscale dinner event with straight ahead jazz standards from the 20’s to the 60’s with a highly cultivated 3 to 5 piece accompaniment. With vintage elegance and style, she captures perfectly the sentiments of the old time jazz era with the likes of Billie Holiday, Julie London, and Ella Fitzgerald. Then, on another evening, you may catch a sultry, soulful set in a candlelit lounge where the blues and R&B are calling. There, Stephanie enchants her following with love ballads and funky soul music from yesterday’s classics to today’s hits, along with her own original works. She masters tunes of many of the greats such as Gladys Knight, Chaka Kahn, Etta James, Sade and many more. Making each song her own work of art. Striking a more pop, rock chord, you can find Ms. Sallie giving an electrifying performance with the local, award winning corporate wedding band, “The Jam Wows”. In this unique setting, you’ll see her raw talent in rare form as she blows away her fans with a highly energetic, concert style performance covering tunes by artists such as Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, and Usher. Stephanie enjoys exploring every part of herself and expressing her individuality without missing a single beat.
Growing up with what she describes as a “Rock and Roll Mama” and “Down home blues daddy” Stephanie attempts to explain her ever-changing and unclassifiable artistic style. Her unique blend of influences include: Etta James, Janis Joplin, Julie London, Z.Z. Hill, Toni Braxton, and Sade. Stephanie aspires to spread her love and passion for performing arts all over the world and is prepared for the long road and hard work that precedes her. Owning her own hair salon for a 5 year period, Stephanie honed her networking, marketing, and promotion skills and is avidly applying them to her skyrocketing music career.
Sallie has hosted her own jazz and blues events in Grand Rapids called “Blue Velvet Saturdays”, “The Real Love Affair”, and “Love Music”. During these events she performed with her live band as well as provided a platform for fellow local artists to showcase their skills. With spotlights in various media outlets including WZZM 13, a local TV station, Sallie was allotted the opportunity to be interviewed as well as perform on television in promotion of each event. Taking advantage of the buzz she had created, Stephanie began promoting her first album album entitled “Love Drunk” of which many of her songs landed in heavy rotation on local radio station WYGR 94.9. She also took advantage of opportunities to open up for various national acts touring through the midwest such as The Ohio Players, Maze & Frankie Beverly, and R&B singers Tank, Avant, and Case.
Stephanie Sallie is no doubt a star on the rise, a diamond in the rough. With her dedication, undying passion for music, and unmatched talent, she will continue to capture the ears and hearts of all who get the opportunity to sit in on one of her crooning sessions until the whole world knows the rarity that is Stephanie Sallie.