Stephanie Richards

Stephanie Richards is a trumpet player, improviser and composer, as well as a bandleader, curator, producer, and conductor. Her accolades go beyond those of an early-career musician. Richards was driven by curiosity about music’s effects on listeners and the sensory variables that can be used to test them. She has performed commissioned pieces and her own compositions at legendary venues like Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Blue Note. Richards is originally from Canada and has spent most of her life cultivating an international reputation while living in Brooklyn, NY. Richards has been involved in numerous groups around the United States, as well as internationally, such Bang on a Can’s Asphalt Orchestra, of which she is a founder member, and through which she has worked alongside St. Vincent, Tyondai Braxton, and Susan Marshall. She has performed with the Kronos Quartet and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Kanye West, and she co-produces FONT Music festival with trumpeter Dave Douglas. She has degrees from McGill University, the Eastman School of Music and California Institute of the Arts. She is also an assistant professor at the University of California San Diego. Stephanie’s debut album FULLMOON will be released on May 18th on Relative Pitch Records. This is just one of many projects she plans to release in 2018 and 2020. from

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