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 2019 International Jazz Composers' Symposium (IJCS) at the University of Northern Colorado, as well as the 2017 IJCS at the University of South Florida. 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, "Concealment" with the Stephanie Urquhart Quartet, produced by Juno Award winning engineer, Paul Johnston. "Concealment" will be celebrated with a double show release on May 23, 2019 at The Yardbird Suite in Edmonton, and May 24, 2019 at Lolita's Lounge in Stephanie's hometown of Calgary.

Stephanie is also an active member of the Edmonton theatre community. Recent pianist/conducting credits include: Big Fish, Strathcona Theatre Company; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Foote in the Door productions; Footloose, Strathcona Theatre Company (Winner: Best Musical 2018 Cappies). Recent music director credits include: Xanadu, SatCo and Uniform Theatre (Winner: Best Musical 2018 BroadwayWorld Edmonton Awards); score composition and music director Pretty Boy: The Musical, Skinny Love Productions; Heathers, SATCo. Recent piano credits include: Sister Act, MacEwan University, and trombone credits include Chicago, ABJ Theatre Company. 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.

As an accompanist, Stephanie has played for the Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA-Sistema) program, Alberta Opera, Citadel Theatre, Kokopelli Choir Association, MacEwan University, Strathcona High School, Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School, T.I.M.E. Association, and Orchesis Dance Program.