Stephanie possesses a rare musical versatility.
A fourth-generation Mexican American born in Hollywood to musician parents, her early childhood musical palette began with classic rock, iconic singer-songwriters, and 80's pop. The advent of the Seattle grunge rock scene brought her into world of inspiration and angst during middle school and high school--where she spent most of it jamming with local bands more than actually going to classes. She didn't discover her love for traditional Mexican music until her late teens, when she saw world-class mariachi live for the first time. She then spent years learning from and integrating into Los Angeles's mariachi music scene, where she picked up a wealth of technique and traditional repertoire. Not one to settle comfortably into any routine, the mariachi community became a road which led to the formation of renowned Mexican fusion group Trio Ellas. The group created a unique sound of pop and jazz elements over a traditional foundation which earned a "Best Regional Album" Latin Grammy nomination in 2012 for their debut album "Con Ustedes...Trio Ellas", and broke the top 15 on iTunes Latino with their follow-up album "Noches Angelinas".
Stephanie's unique musical skill set and ease with switching between styles and languages has allowed her many adventures performing and recording on a variety of instruments and vocal styles. Artists from Lady GaGa and Cyndi Lauper to Natalia LaFourcade and Pepe Aguilar have used her skills on tours and recordings. She is, however, ready to show the world she's completely her own artist. With an aesthetic reminiscent of the golden age of cinema together with a voice that has been described as "Eydie Gorme meets Ann Wilson", her debut project will be a cohesive statement about the artist she's become.