Vocalist and Band Leader Stacie Steinke formed Jazz Standards by Stacie & Co. to perform music that blends musical theater and jazz traditions in fresh ways.
Stacie Steinke grew up with these songs in her ear and in her voice, performing them with family and friends in casual jam-sessions. This developed her love of ensemble performing and entertainment. In her hometown of Wilmington, DE, she was known as "the little girl with the big voice. She earned her Masters in Music in Vocal Pedagogy from the Catholic University of America,and found her passion in musical theater performances in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Mexico City, in shows such as "Company," "The Most Happy Fella," and "The Secret Garden."
As the Founder and Artistic Director of Festive Singers in Chicago, and Make-A-Scene Music and Entertainment in Washington, DC, Stacie inspired performance ensembles that blended the jazz standard rep with theatrical presentation. She wrote and produced WWII Radio Hour to feature songs from the 40s in a format that brought to life the poignancy of a nation at war. In the classical music world, Stacie has performed as a soloist alongside vocalists from the Washington Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the award-winning Mexican Tenor Mauro Calderon.