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“A vocalist and guitarist who balances deep melody against lyrical caprice...New York’s best kept secret.”
- New York Times
“Stevens fashions a sound all her own with airy, brook-clear songs equally touched by jazz sophistication and homespun folk charm.”
- Time Out New York
“Great arrangements. Deeply compelling songs. Could she be the new Joni? That’s the well from which she springs. ”
- San Jose Mercury News
“Brilliant, catchy… Intimate, ruminative, jagged-edged originals with jouncy time signatures, rich with harmony and melody.”
“This is a vocalist and bandleader with command to spare, a flair for making savvy, split-second decisions, pulling tricky changes out of the air, and crafting arrangements that appear simple on the surface but reveal true sophistication with each successive listen.”
- All Music Guide
“With their ability their exquisite arrangements, gorgeous vocal harmonies and an ability to make the bar line disappear, the Becca Stevens Band stole a lot of heart.”
- Jazzwize Magazine
“Stevens is effortlessly charming in her stage demeanor and lights up like a firefly in performance. She is a treasure.”
- Kurt Elling for Jazz Times
“It’s a rich tapestry on which to work, and Stevens does so with aplomb, playing an array of stringed instruments, singing her own backing vocals, letting her luxurious voice curl around lyrics inspired by history and literature; the single Queen Mab, a take on Shakespeare’s fairy midwife, is dizzying, ye olde fabulous.“
- The Evening Standard, 4 star review, Regina, March 2017
“For three albums Becca Stevens has fashioned an idiosyncratic, complex world which nods to mavericks such as Joanna newsom and Enya. On her fourth… she’s layered her vocals more than ever and covers Stevie Wonder’s As with the right balance of reverence and impishness......Throughout, Stevens pushes boundaries without losing her glee or discipline”
- Q Magazine, 4 star review, Regina, March 2017
"Becca Stevens’ Regina is the most spectacular of the albums. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s Perfect Animal, it is a fully realized, rapturous meditation on queens in history, myth, literature and her own fertile imagination"
- DownBeat Magazine, 5 star review, Regina, May 2017
“Regina has an artistic, intellectual and feminist approach which reminds us very much of Tori Amos of whom Stevens admits to being a big fan. ...Majestic, delicate pop arrangements in perfect harmony with the royal theme."
- Rolling Stone France, 4.5 star review, Regina, June 2017
• Currently has over 27,000 followers on Facebook and 27,100 followers on Instagram.
• 2017 Downbeat Critics Poll Winner: Rising Star–Female Vocalist (co-winner with Jen Shyu)
North Carolina bred, Brooklyn based singer/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens is a composer, educator, and leader of the Becca Stevens Band. Her original music is hailed worldwide for its its intricate harmonies and rhythms subtly rooted in Jazz, Irish/Appalachian Folk, indie pop, and West African music.
Boundless in the elements from which she draws her inspiration, Stevens is known for her unique ability to craft exquisite and authentic compositions both for her own band, and for GRAMMY award winning artists who run the gamut of genre from Jacob Collier, to Michael League (Snarky Puppy), and most notably with folk legend David Crosby. Stevens is a member of Crosby’s Lighthouse Band whose album Here If You Listen (BMG ’18), features the distinct songwriting of its four members—Stevens, Crosby, League, and Michelle Willis.
Stevens has received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, was Downbeat Magazine’s 2017 Rising Star Female Vocalist, and was featured on NPR Music’s “Songs We Love”. She has toured the world performing with her band, and collaborating with peers such as Brad Mehldau, Kneebody, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Childs, Ambrose Akinmusire, Vijay Iyer, Taylor Eigsti, José James, Eric Harland, Gerald Clayton, Travis Sullivan’s Björkestra and many others, and was a featured composer/performer on Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner, Vol. 2 (GroundUP).
In 2015, Perfect Animal, the highly anticipated follow up to Weightless (Sunnyside), produced by engineer Scott Solter, was released on Universal Music Classics. Becca released Regina (GroundUP) in March 2017 featuring Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, David Crosby, produced by Troy Miller (Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Amy Winehouse) and co-produced by Jacob Collier, and Michael League. Regina is a tribute to queens as well as the name of her self-made muse who inspired all of the compositions on the album.
In her latest musical endeavor, the five-track EP WONDERBLOOM and a soon-to-follow full-length of the same name, Becca defies all expectation. This time dreaming up a groove-heavy, dance-ready sound infused with elements of pop and funk and R&B. But despite its brighter textures and uptempo rhythms, WONDERBLOOM finds Stevens achieving a profound complexity in her lyrics, ultimately redefining what’s possible in creating music that elevates and edifies.
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Stevens has a wealth of prominent musical peers who sing her praises:
“Becca is one of the best musicians I know. She’s a great songwriter… It’s like listening to Stereolab. The vocals are straight and clean yet also have a modern vibe. I think Becca is destined for greatness.”
- José James
“Her songwriting, voice, and lyrics are like a cool bubbling brook freshening the brine of all the music you’ve ever heard.”
“She’s someone who everybody, in my generation at least, looks up to. She’s really a genius - I don’t like using that word too much, she really has tapped into something in a deep way.”