Stephanie James

Jazz Flute

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Current Projects:

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz

click here for info

Other Flute Projects:

Flute Quartet

Woodwind Quintet

Classical guitar & flute duet

 

Upcoming Shows:

Saturday May 15th, 2010

Palos  Verdes Marathon

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!
Smooth Jazz

8 am - 11am

Point Fermin Park in San Pedro

Friday June 4th, 2010

The Key Club

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!
Smooth Jazz

7pm

Hollywood

 

 

Private Parties in December 2008

Cancelled: Opening for Ambrosia at Brixton in Hermosa Beach Dec. 27

Look for us at Alva's in January 2009!

 

 

 

 

Stephanie performs with various musicians and groups in and around the Los Angeles area.

 

Listen to a live sampling of our original Smooth Jazz/Latin tunes by Stephanie James and Mark Fitchett.

Summer Days
The Flirt
Wanting You
In The Flow
Memories
Run With It
Salsa Jam

Coming Soon in 2009 - Our First CD of Originals by Stephanie James and The Mark Fitchett Band.  Stay Tuned!
(CLICK HERE to get on our list!)

Smooth Jazz     Latin Jazz     Jazz Blues     Funk     Soul     R&B      Classical

PAST PERFORMANCES:

Saturday May 2nd, 2009

Palos  Verdes Marathon

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!
Smooth Jazz

8 am - 11am

Point Fermin Park in San Pedro

Saturday November 8th, 2008

Palos Verdes Library Art Show

Palos Verdes, California

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz & Jazz Standards

Saturday November 8th, 2008

Committment Ceremony

Palos Verdes, California

Stephanie James

with Mark Fitchett

Celtic flute meets Celtic guitar!

Sunday October 19th, 2008

Ladies Charity League Luncheon

Palos Verdes, California

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz

Wednesday October 15th, 2008

Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Palos Verdes, California

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz & Jazz Standards

Sunday Oct 12th 4-6pm

Free Concert at the El Segundo Plaza (just N. of Rosecrans on Sepulveda)

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz on the Latin side

Saturday Oct 4th 7:30 AM

Manhattan Beach 10k  7AM (that's right...morning!!!)

(Highland & Manhattan Beach Blvd.)

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz on the Latin side

Sunday September 28th 2-6pm

"Sunday by the Sea"

Fundraiser for Trinity Hospice Care info

Lunada Bay, Palos Verdes Estates, California

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz on the Latin side

Sunday September 21st 12-1pm

Free Concert at

Acsension Lutheran Church

26231 Silver Spur, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz on the Latin Side

Saturday August 30th 3pm

Bristol Farms Redondo Beach

"Lobster Festival"

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz on the Latin Side

Friday August 8th, 2008

Wedding Ceremony

Palos Verdes, California
Classical guitar & Flute:

Stephanie James

with Mark Fitchett

Classical flute meets classical guitar!

Thursday July 24th 6pm

Concerts In The Park

Lunada Bay, Palos Verdes Estates, California

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz

click here for info

photos

Saturday June 21st 6-7 pm

Riviera Village Summer Festival

Redondo Beach, California

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz

click here for info

 

Saturday May 31st, 2008

Palos Verdes Street & Music Fair

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!

Smooth Jazz

Saturday May 24th, 2008

Palos  Verdes Marathon

Stephanie James

with the Mark Fitchett Band

Jazz flute meets jazz guitar!
Smooth Jazz

   

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie was a natural-born perfomer, and she began studying piano at age 6, then flute at the age of 10. Her first flute teachers were Alan Vogel (Cal Arts Professor and member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra) and Pat Maki of the South Bay Conservatory.

In high school she played in wind ensemble, orchestra, and competed in several chamber groups. Her flute teacher at that time was Donna Clark. While at UCLA, Stephanie studied with Mark Carlson and Gary Gray of the LA Chamber Orchestra.

Next, Stephanie encountered jazz great Buddy Collette who took her under his wing and opened her eyes to the beauty and freedom of jazz.

She continued to perform with several symphonies in Los Angeles as well as play solo gigs for VIPs including one for Margaret Thatcher.

While Stephanie was studying conducting with Francisco Burgos she was asked to conduct the encore performance of "Love Lies Waiting" by composer/guitarist Mark Fitchett for the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company at the Ford Amphitheather in 2004.

The show was nominated for a Lester Horton award for best original music for a modern dance choreography.

Sensing a natural partnership, Stephanie and Mark Fitchett decided to collaborate to write original jazz/latin smooth jazz tunes.

Inluences:

The Beatles, Caetano Veloso, Jobim, El Debarge, Bach, Buddy Collette, Branford Marsalis, Josh Grobin, Spyro Gyra, Donnie and Marie, Ambrosia, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, John Denver, the Brothers Gibb, Queen, Rush, Led Zepplin, Al Green, Luther Vandross, Andrea Bocelli, Barry White, Kenny G, Annie Lennox, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughn, Etta James, Jamiroquai, Joao Gilberto, Santana, Peter Paul & Mary, Outkast, Orleans, Lenny Kravitz, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Neil Young, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joe Cocker, Tom Waits, Mozart, John Coltrane, Chopin, Pink Floyd, Supertramp...you know, the usual!

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