Chicago-born and New Orleans-based jazz, punk, barrelhouse pianist Stephanie Nilles has been doin’ New Orleans proud one bar at a time since 2008, hustling around the United States, Europe, and Canada, averaging 150 gigs a year, and captivating unsuspecting listeners with a voice that would make Jelly Roll Morton look orthodox and Ma Rainey look sober.
Stephanie was a finalist at the Young Concert Artists International Competition, a gold medalist at the Fischoff Competition, and had performed on NPR on three occasions by the age of 17. She has since performed with Bobby McFerrin in Carnegie Hall, directed the musical program of a Brooklyn burlesque series, covered Busta Rhymes’ Break Ya Neck in the skeletal remains of a bombed-out cathedral in Nuremberg, been invited to perform official showcases at SXSW and International Folk Alliance, and released five full-length albums. She performs original songs and covers of classic jazz tunes in an eccentric and captivating style that’s sure to turn heads.
Learn more about Kay Meek Centre’s 2017/18 Arts Season’s CABARET Series, featuring five shows in the intimate jazz club setting of the Studio Theatre: https://kaymeek.com/cabaret