Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
Originally from the Detroit area, Stephanie Hatfield began singing in 3 different church choirs at the age of 8. Her first solo in front of a congregation of 200 began her life long passion for performing that has been evident to anyone who has heard her. Focusing primarily on classical music she began competing and performing which eventually led her to study classical performance at Michigan State University. Originally in pursuit of opera, she promptly fell in love with Jazz improv which began the second phase of her musical education. A move out West after college brought an expansion of musical experience including Broadway, country, folk and rock. After compiling a collection of original music, Stephanie went into the studio at Frogville to create her debut album with amazing musicians such as Bill Palmer (Hundred Year Flood guitarist and Frogville engineer/producer), Matt McClinton (grunge rocker and producer), Jason Aspeslet (drummer of Trilobite, Zaduo, The Quartrio, Bernadette Seacrest), Kevin Zoernig (keyboard genius) and Tommy Stephenson (keys for Tommy Bolin, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, etc.).