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Stephanie Nilles To Play At Steel City Coffee House Next Wednesday

Reader Stephanie Nilles will be performing at the Steel City Coffee House next Wednesday, October 22nd. Stephanie provided this description of her music:

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Stephanie Nilles' music was perhaps best described by a friend as "Ella Fitzgerald beating the sh*t out a Regina Spektor." Born in Chicago to a chemical engineer and an architect, Stephanie is an active musician of various genres by sheer accident. At 17, she was a finalist at the Young Concert Artists' International Competition. At 22, she was a finalist at the Corpus Christi International Piano Competition and had graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a BM in classical piano performance. These days, rather than complaining about outdated copyright law and waiting around for a record-deal-to-nowhere, she's performing her own politically-influenced jazz/folk/punk tunes in her adopted home in North Harlem (NoHa) and out on the road in a hatchback with a Roland and a small sound system. She has performed at such venues as Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Bitter End, and The Cutting Room, and she has collaborated with artists like Bobby McFerrin, Christian Howes, and Billy Contreras, in styles ranging from free improv and funk fusion to bluegrass and burlesque accompaniment. In 2008, she released a full-length album, ReDemo, on her own label, Sudden Infant Death Hut Records.
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You can hear some of Stephanie's work at www.myspace.com/stephanienilles.

The concert is part of Steel City's "Steel City Sessions" and is free to the public. Also on the bill that evening is Fusionhouse. For more information on the concert, visit the Steel City event schedule.

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