Connecting people through storytelling is what motivates Stephanie Jacques every day as a songwriter. At the age of eight she began vocal training in opera and later rounded out her skill set with musical theater. She had a non-traditional upbringing, being raised alongside adopted siblings by her grandmother after her own mother died at 26. Her ability to storytell, in large measure, comes from the hardships she experienced during these younger years.
Career aspirations as a songwriter began when she moved to LA to get her degree in music business from CSU Northridge. She found the musical community vibrant and rich opportunities to perform and collaborate with peers. Stephanie especially enjoyed her time as a street busker on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. “I received immediate feedback on my music which was priceless. This was a time of many lessons learned and even more lessons applied!” In addition, she fused her love of sports with music by singing regularly for the Golden State Warriors, the Oakland Athletics and Raiders, and the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers.
Today, Stephanie volunteers with Musicians on Call where she brings music to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. She has been a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) since 2015 and is a member of the Recording Academy. In addition, she has performed as a supporting singer on the Grammys’ stage. She moved to Nashville to devote herself full-time to songwriting. She feels blessed every day that she can collaborate on new releases with multiple young artists.