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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays everyone!

Since I was young, there are two things I just love!

One is Christmas. I always loved the lights, the caroling, the decorations and the family gathering we have had since I was just a little thing.  To me in truth, Christmas truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year.


The other thing is the movie, "The Sound of Music." Every time I see it, it is like the first time. I can watch it at anytime and on any day and the love for it just continues to grow. I love Julie Andrews and all the singing she did in the film. I think the songs from it are probably what made me love singing so much.

Christmas is here everyone and I would like to wish to you and to yours, a very merry Christmas and a fantastic new year. That you might be safe, prosperous and joyous through every moment of it. 

The following song is a song from my favorite movie that many consider a carol from my favorite holiday by Rogers & Hammerstein entitled, "My Favorite Things." This is a cover version by Stephanie Jeannot & the Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Alumni Band featuring Everette Wilson on keys, Jacob Briggs on drums, Jayden on guitar and Mark Payne on bass; performed live at Bishop Loughlin's 2015 Christmas spectacular. 

  

Happy Holidays everyone!
Peace!


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Toujour Là by Stephanie Jeannot.




I chose English as a college major because I thought it would make me a better songwriter. 




Funny thing is I am of Haitian descent and French is the official language of Haiti. Yet still, I am not the best at the language but grateful to have learned bits and pieces of it. It is important for me to know my culture and to take part in my makeup.  

I had to take a French class and as a project for it, I wrote this song: Toujour Là by Stephanie Jeannot.

I produced it using Sonar Professional and I hope you will listen to it on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/stephanay-jnote/toujour-la-by-stephanie-jeannot


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stephanie Jeannot Sings with Patience Higgins Trio at Nabe, November 30, 2015


I am very excited to announce that on Monday, November 30, 2015, 

as part of Berta's Jazz at Nabe and jam session, 

I will be performing as a feature for the entire second set with 

the Patience Higgins trio 

at 

Nabe Underground Lounge 

located at 2367 Frederick Douglass Blvd 

(entrance on W. 127th Street) 

in Harlem, NY. Jazz at Nabe begins at 7pm 

and my set will be at 8:30pm. 

Please come through to eat some of Harlem's best Japanese cuisine,

to listen and enjoy jazz music 

featuring one of New York's best jazz saxophonist 

or to sit-in and get into the groove with the Nabe trio. 

Hope to see you there on Monday, November 30, 2015.  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Like My Facebook Page

I have a Facebook page with music, upcoming performances, links to my latest blogposts and pictures from various events and shoots. Please like my page at http://www.facebook.com/jnotemusic 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Married to "The Sound of Music"





"Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified
and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to, feel,
and understand it. The music can connect us to our earlier selves
and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit
on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.”
– Wynton Marsalis

Something New


There is no truer statement than this. As a music lover, sometimes you connect to songs and genres of music without even realizing it until you find out where the song comes from.

28183-Clipart-Illustration-Of-Sound-Flowing-From-A-Pair-Of-Black-Music-Speakers-Surrounded-By-Circles-On-A-Bursting-Background.jpgI have been in the process of trying to gain more strength in my piano playing, referencing books of sheet music and trying to play while reading, which is not easy.

I have come to a point where I have begun doing research on music, trying to find out more about jazz and within the process, I got a sheet music book of Ragtime songs. The book consists of over 20 tunes that were popular during that era by some of the most famous ragtime musicians of that day and time.



Something Borrowed

I am not sure if this applies to all young people, but I know that when I was a little girl, the sound of the ice cream truck during the summertime would draw my attention and caused me to be uneasy because I wanted some of the tasty treats offered. Even if I did not run to the truck, the music was sonorous and delightful. Until today, I remember it and have tried to repeat the phrases of the nameless song that used to call attention to children, on my keyboard, still not knowing much about the song except for what it sounded like. And then, I opened up the Ragtime piano charts book, started with the first page and when I began to play the song, to my surprise there it was.


The title of the song is “The Entertainer” which was written by the King of Ragtime also known as Scott Joplin in 1902. How interesting to find that after decades of first hearing a song and loving it without even knowing anything about the content of its music, that  I'd come to realize I enjoyed Ragtime music all my life. This could possibly be why when “Ragtime” was in the theatres in NYC, I had been with desire to see it. Though I never have, I am grateful to have a book featuring songs of this type that I can use in my own unique way.

Check out more about "the Entertainer" here:

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entertainer_(rag)

The Best of Scott Joplin on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFeF_yFtssk

Something Blue
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By unique I mean, I have kid sized hands that I have to stretch more than most people to play with both hands. My left hand has been underutilized and it feels like lifting weights trying to get it into piano playing mode.

Yet, I practice until my left hand is sore and my fingers are blue and numb. Hopefully I will get better at it, but for now, coming to more of an understanding of music is wonderful and helps me to value the art more than I ever considered.

Strange to be married to a simple sound of music without even knowing how much it has affected you as a person. And that's when you realize how influential music really is.  


The idea of being a musician and lover of what I do, makes my heart leap!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stephanie Jeannot Performing Live This Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at Harlem Summer Stage Jazz Night

Hey friends.

This coming Thursday, August 13, 2015, I am excited to be performing live at the Harlem Summer Stage Jazz Night event happening in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Bldg on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell in Harlem, NY at 5PM



I will be doing a mixture of originals and vocal jazz covers and am very happy that I will be on stage with Michael Collins, George Gray, JazzEMatt, Daltheanette Munlin, Mark Payne, & Alvin Rogers performing promptly at 5pm. Say you'll be there! I truly hope to see you there friends. Until then, peace!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Jazz on the Jnote: Recap of MEC Jazz Ensemble at Jazzy Jazz Festival



“I strongly encourage listening to the radio

to hear something you haven't heard before.

It's a very healthy thing to do. It's strange:

unless you reload your iPods every couple

of weeks, you're listening to and recycling

the same music all of the time. I'm serious.

Listen to your radio station.”  - Alvin Lee

  
I am excited to announce that this Sunday, August 2, 2015, the show Jazz on the Jnote, which I produce and also radio host, will be airing on WNYE 91.5 FM via Medgar Evers College Radio. Please turn your radio dials to 91.5 FM at 6PM for a recap of the Medgar Evers College Jazz Ensemble’s live performance at the Dr Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival that took place this past Friday, July 24,, 2015.

The Medgar Evers College Jazz Ensemble was founded in 2005 by Professor of music education at Medgar Evers College who is also the ensemble’s leader, director, trumpeter and pianist, Professor Roman G Mitchell.  Over the course of time it transformed from a group primarily of musicians to a group that now features vocalists.

The radio show will feature somewhat of a condensed sound feed of the music performed by this wonderful group, as well as interview segments of some of the their fans and audience members answering the question, “What is Jazz?”  

Slideshow

While you are waiting to hear some exciting moments that happened during the jazz ensembles performance on July 24th, 2015, perhaps you might be interested in checking out some of the still shots and frames that are included in the following slideshow now on youtube and featuring different selections than that which will be shared on the air on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 6PM.  Check it out here: https://youtu.be/krBGcUJao1o

 

DR Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival
Please note that each and every Friday on July and August from July 10th to August 28th, the Dr Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival takes place at 1638 Bedford Avenue (Crown Street) in Brooklyn, NY and it occurs from 7PM to 10PM rain or shine.  The following is a list of what you might find at this live outdoor summer concert:

7/10 Firey String Sisters

7/17 Touch of Ambience

7/24 Medgar Evers College Jazz Ensemble

7/31 Damon Banks “Travel Guides” with Special guest Gwen Laster

8/07 Brandon Sanders & the Swing Machine

8/14 Pan Sonatas

8/21 Vincent Gardner Quintet

8/28 Randy Weston

 
Thank you for checking out my blogpost! You can also find me at http://www.facebook.com/jnotemusic or http://www.instagram.com/musiqal1

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jazz on the JNote: tribute to Billie Holiday



Today is the last day of June and also the last day of Black Music Month. Which is why I want to celebrate the life and music of Lady Day who would have been and centenarian this year. Please check out The next in the Jazz on the Jnote series: a tribute to Billie Holiday on wmecradio.com today at 2:30pm 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jazz Thursdays at Smoke BBQ Pit hosted by Stephanie Jeannot Quartet 6/25/2015

This Thursday night June 25, 2015 at Smoke BBQ Pit, I'll be hosting jazz night from 7:30pm to 10:30 pm at Smoke BBQ Pit and hope you can come. The musicians accompanying me will be Danny Dalileo on piano, Kim a Clarke on bass and Alvin Rogers on sax. Please stop by and hang with us. Musicians bring your instrument and come sit in with us. Would be lovely. Looking forward to seeing you there! 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My 2015 WCOPA Opportunity

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I have been singing all my life and always had the dream that maybe someday, I would find my way to California; I even started planning a trip to drive all the way there from NYC with friends, but when the time finally came, the long distance road trip seemed unrealistic.

Then, a mentor of mine called me and told me to come and audition for the World Championsip of Performing Arts Competition which will take place in California this coming July and because I took his advice, I have gained the opportunity to represent the United States for Medgar Evers College.  I cannot believe I am actually going to one of my dream places for the first time ever in my life and I am very excited.

The competition will be over a nine day period and will feature acts which include but are not limited to, singing, dancing, acting, modeling and more and will be against teams from all over the world. I will be singing in four different categories which include jazz, R&B and original music.

I am really amped about the idea of going and taking part, but I need help.  This trip is very costly and my team has been able to raise some funds so far for this expensive trip that we are about to embark on, but I am still in need of sponsors and was hoping that maybe you could help.



Whatever you can and are willing to give, please contribute.  Even if it is only $1, it is $1 more than I had to be able to meet my goals for the WCOPA. But $5, $10 or $20, even better.

Hoping this finds you with the most humble spirit.  Thank you in advance for all your help and God bless!

Here is the link: http://www.gofundme.com/StephJnoteWCOPA


Stephanie Jeannot

Monday, June 15, 2015

Nice Writeup in NYC Entrepreneurs - Stephanie Jeannot named Entrepreneur of the Week

Please check out the awesome write-up featured in NYC-Entrepreneurs.com on Stephanie Jeannot who they named entrepreneur of the week.

 


You can find the post here: http://nyc-entrepreneurs.com/

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wishing you "Harmony"


 



It is Easter week everyone and knowing that we are entering a week that is so faith driven as well as a week where some of our kids are off from school, I would like to wish to you all Harmony in your week. May it be blessed and full of joy and peacefulness.


Thank you for all your support and love and prayerfully, one day we will meet face to face; perhaps Tuesday evening if you are free I will be performing live at Harlem Tavern located on the corner of W. 116th Street & Frederick Douglass Blvd in Harlem, NY from 6PM to 9PM. 


 
 
Harmony written by Stephanie Jeannot & Paul Garrod


Have a wonderful week and God bless you!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tribute to the Sassy, Divine One 3/26/2015 at Smoke BBQ Pit in Queens, NY

Did you know that March 27th is the day that my favorite singer, the Sassy, Divine One, Sarah Vaughan was born?

What an iconic stylist! I think I listen to her music more than any other artist out there. I think that's why I want to honor her with a celebration of music.





 
If you are not doing anything this coming Thursday night, March 26, 2015, The Stephanie Jeannot Trio featuring:
 
Danny Dalileo on keys,
Kim Clarke on bass
Stephanie Jeannot on vocals
 
 
 
 
 
 
will be doing Thursday jazz night at the Smoke BBQ Pit located at 129-21 Merrick Blvd in Queens, NY as a tribute to the Divine One. Please come out this Thursday, March 26, 2015 to celebrate jazz music Thursdays with great music and food.

We will be playing from 7:30PM to 10:30PM. Not only will the dining experience and drink luxuries be wonderful, but he music will be great as well. Hopefully we will see each other then.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thursday Night Jazz at SMOKE BBQ PIT


 


If you are not doing anything this Thursday night, The Stephanie Jeannot Trio (Danny Dalileo on keys, Kim Clarke on bass and Stephanie Jeannot on vocals),





will be doing Thursday jazz night at the Smoke BBQ Pit located at 129-21 Merrick Blvd in Queens, NY this Thursday, March 12, 2014 and I'd like to invite all of you out for great music and food.

We will be playing songs similar to the one in this video and more from 7:30PM to 10:30PM/. Hopefully we will see each other then. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry3zcl3Duyo&feature=youtube_gdata




Friday, March 6, 2015

West Fall Music Group

Hello everyone,

I am so excited for having gotten a great review by Terence Culpepper of the Westfall Music Group that I felt as if it would be great to share with you. For one, I am so grateful you have chosen to be a part of my life. Also, I appreciate you supporting me as an artist and hope that we can continue to have an ongoing relationship, as we do now.

The following is the write-up:


Terence Culpepper said, "As we begin March, 2015 with hopes of better weather ahead, this month's artist always does her best to warm the hearts of her audiences every time she performs . . . and succeeds!

Vocalist/composer Stephanie "J Note" Jeannot is the quintessential New York artist as she can be seen (and heard) at different places throughout the New York metropolitan area. And at every venue at which she performs, her audiences can count on: 1) hearing her voice, 2) seeing her trademark smile which radiates love and sincerity and finally, 3) witnessing an artist who is involved with a deep and committed love affair with music.


Ms. Jeannot is not one to limit her activities to the local venues as she has also appeared on television cable programs, Churches, festivals and any other place where both she and the band can share their gift of music.

What makes Stephanie Jeannot so special is the conviction with which she sings in that she credits God for her talent and abilities. The gift of music is that which she actively looks to share with whomever is willing to listen and enjoy her music. And judging from the amount of people who come to hear her whenever she sings, it seems that her audience appreciates and enjoys both her gifts and her love!

Photographer: Willie Tillman of Nuu Viziun Photography"

Friday, January 30, 2015

This Sunday at No Bar in Brooklyn, NY

 I'm singing with Macksings band this Sunday 10pm-2am at No Bar
608 Nostrand Ave. Bklyn NY 11216 

 
It's a performance and open mic so please bring your appetite, your listening ear and your song or two ready to share. Can't wait to see you there this Sunday night; after the Super Bowl of course. See you there!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Harmony"

Good evening. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. Seems like it is going pretty fast and I am so excited about that.

Have you checked out my video for "Harmony" yet? "Harmony" is a song with lyrics and vocals by Stephanie Jeannot and music by Paul Garrod.

Together we collaborated on an idea and created this song that I am hoping you will take the chance to both listen to a watch the video we put together.

The following is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et2DjrOKJAo
 



Thank you for checking out my blog post. Have a safe and prosperous remainder of your week.

Stephanie Jeannot

Monday, January 12, 2015

This Week

Good evening. 

Hoping that 2015 has treated you with much love and kindness thus far. Today is a little bit of a sad day as I remember the events that took place just five years ago in the land where my family comes from known as Haiti. It was just five years ago when an earthquake destroyed the land and many lives in Haiti and today on the fifth anniversary, we remember and continue to ask you to pray and hope for Haiti.

On a much lighter note,  there is much music to be shared and I would like to invite you out to two events this week. 

Every Tuesday night, CLM Entertainment presents Live music with the Swagga Band from 8PM to 10PM at Melba's Restaurant located at 300 W 114th Street in Harlem, NY. 
This Tuesday, January 13, 2015, I will be the featured vocalist and hope that you  might stop by and enjoy the best of southern cooking as well as some old and new pop, R&B, soul and funk classics, rocked by a kicking band.

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, I would like to invite you to check out Jazz night at the Smoke BBQ Pit located at 129-21 Merrick Blvd in Queens, NY where the Stephanie Jeannot trio featuring Rachiim Asar-Sahu on bass, Danny Dalileo on keys and myself on vocals will host a night of music, fun and dedication. 
 

We will be celebrating the birthday of the late Dr Martin Luther King JR with vocal jazz in hopes to give that respectable man, a tribute worthy of him. Jazz night will commence at 7:30PM and the music will play until 10:30PM. 

Both events are free of charge. I appreciate you taking the time to read my post and look forward to connecting with you on the live tip. God willingly, see you soon.

Until then, Peace!!!

Stephanie Jeannot  

Monday, January 5, 2015

I Appreciate You!

The Christmas season is just about over, ending tomorrow with Three Kings Day or the 12th day of Christmas as the carolers would sing.
 
 
 
Thank you each and every one of you for checking out my page and liking or taking time to support me as an artist. I dedicate the following song to you all. "I appreciate" written & produced by Stephanie Jeannot


Here is the link:
God bless you and may 2015 bring much joy and success into your lives.
 
Peace be the journey!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hey Mon!

It's evident. We all are a little bit like Hey Mon from "In Living Color" because we wear many hats and have many responsibilities. But I've learned that the most important hat we could wear is  Child of God. 



We are all live and in living color when we take the forest like a lion or lioness. But even kings and queens receive their strength from God. Without that hat, the smallest sling could knock us off solid ground. Without God, our hats mean nothing at all. But hey mon! 

With that being said, I would like to invite you into my world. I am a singer/songwriter/performing artist from Brooklyn, NY and I'd like to let you know I have music and videos on-line. Please check me out and like or follow if you are willing. Here are some of my links: 

Http://www.youtube.com/sj1and0
Http://www.reverbnation.com/stephanayjnote
Http://www.facebook.com/jnotemusic
Http://www.instagram.com/musiqal1
Http://www.twitter.com/musiqal1
Http://www.soundcloud.com/stephanay-jnote
Http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/stephaniejeannot

Thursday, January 1, 2015

First Flashback Friday of 2015 - "Heaven Only Knows"

Happy new year to you and to yours. I hope that 2015 will be filled with many, many, many blessings.

We have arrived to our first flashback Friday of this new stretch of 365 days and it makes me think back to ten years ago.That was the year my cool grandfather passed away.

Everything in this world prompts a song to be written when it comes to my emotions. And so in response to his passing, I took off writing lyrics, a melody, and a track using Cakewalk Sonar; and the completed song was entitled "Heaven Only Knows."

My grandfather was my godfather which made it a special bond because that made my mom my god-sister which is an amazing blessing.

One thing that I learned to understand is that once you lose someone you love, time with them is no more, except for in memory. Blessings to all departed souls and to their families.

All lyrics and music by Stephanie Jeannot. I am not much of an engineer however, so the song is still in its original and rough format.


Please check out my song, "Heaven Only Knows" that was originally written in dedication to my departed grandfather back in 2005 that I would also like to dedicated to our former Governor Mario Cuomo who passed away on the 1st day of 2015. May he be in peace, eternally.

Here is the link: https://soundcloud.com/stephanay-jnote/heaven-only-knows