Becca Stevens

voice | United States
Live Artist

2021 GRAMMY-nominated Becca Stevens was in awe witnessing The Secret Trio’s performance at the GroundUP Music Festival a few years ago. The Secret Trio is made up of an oudist, kanunist and clarinetist who came together to create a new type of chamber music, combining the elements of sound, texture and rhythm with new and interesting approaches to their instruments. They perform original pieces and traditional melodies that fuse the microtonal modes and improvisation of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, and elements of jazz, rock, classical and world music. The Secret Trio has played at the most prestigious venues throughout Turkey, including Cemal Reşit Rey Hall.

Michael League, Snarky Puppy bandleader and founder of GroundUP Music, wrote most of the songs with Becca for the Becca Stevens & The Secret Trio album along with producing it. The record focuses on blending Becca’s effortless vocal talent and exquisite compositions with The Secret Trio’s mastered musical traditions. Becca is a highly respected collaborator and has worked with the likes of David Crosby, Jacob Collier, Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding and more.

Becca Stevens (voice)

GRAMMY-nominated, Brooklyn-based, and North Carolina bred Becca Stevens has established an outstanding career blending her effortless vocal talent with exquisite compositions that draw inspiration from pop, jazz, indie-rock, and traditional Appalachian folk music. Her most recent album, WONDERBLOOM (GroundUP ’20), which she produced and engineered with Nic Hard, displays Stevens’ skill of laying profound and discerning lyrics over funky and dance-ready beats in a record that Jazz Magazine described as “sophisticated and sensual pop” and The Mail on Sunday, as “Glamorous… semi-electric pop Prince might approve of”.

“Slow Burn” from WONDERBLOOM was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Arrangement, Instrumental, and Vocals in 2020.

As well as her solo output, Becca is a highly respected collaborator and has worked with the likes of David Crosby, Jacob Collier, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Attacca Quartet, Laura Mvula, José James, Cory Wong, Vince Mendoza, and Timo Andres.

Jordan Perlson (drums), Becca Stevens (voice), Chris Tordini (bass), Michelle Willis (voc, keys)