Biography

Known for her imaginative and genuine writing, Stephanie Urquhart is an Edmonton-based jazz pianist and composer quickly gaining an international presence and recognition having been featured at numerous venues and festivals such as the Earshot Jazz Festival, Yardbird Festival of Canadian Jazz, and the TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival. She was selected to present her works at the 2017 International Jazz Composers' Symposium in Tampa, Florida, and her works were also performed by the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra in Seattle, Washington in 2017 as the Honourable Mention of the 5th Annual Jazz Composition Contest for Women Composers.

Currently, Stephanie is working on her debut album with the Stephanie Urquhart Quartet, produced by Juno Award winning engineer, Paul Johnston. The album is set to be released in March 2019.

Stephanie is also an active member of the Edmonton theatre community. Her credits include piano/conductor for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with Foote in the Door productions; music directing “Xanadu” for Fringe 2018 with SatCo and Uniform Theatre; score composition and music directing “Pretty Boy: The Musical” for 2018 Next Fest; piano/conductor for “Footloose” with Strathcona Theatre Company; "Sister Act" with MacEwan University; music directing "Heathers" with SATCo.; music directing "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," "Once More With Feeling" with Heart and Soul Productions; and "Hansel and Gretel," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" with Alberta Opera. She has played several of Teatro la Quindicina's "Show Tune Jams", and has performed in Grindstone Theatre's improvised musical "The 11 O'Clock Number" and is a regular performing musician with Rapid Fire Theatre.