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Studio Sessions from KNKX Public Radio feature some of the best jazz and blues musicians. Performing from downtown Seattle, we feature artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Gregory Porter, Christian McBride and more! KNKX thanks Jim and Birte Falconer for their support of studio sessions and a free, independent and energetic press, who urge listeners to get involved in their local community, and to support KNKX.

Live Studio Session: Stephanie Porter — Giant Steps

Stephanie Porter performs in the KPLU studio.

In 2003, Seattle jazz singer, Stephanie Porter released her debut CD, Mood Swings.  The CD presented Stephanie’s unmistakable voice, singing a selection of excellent songs from The Great American Songbook (like, Cheek To Cheek, Get Out Of Town and Misty). Her second CD, How Deep Is The Ocean, released in 2010, showed the world that she had grown tremendously as a singer and, here again, the songs on the disc were wonderfully-done standards.

On her new CD, Radio Theatre, Stephanie Porter has taken a giant step forward.  She is now composing her own material. The majority of the songs we hear on Radio Theatre were written by Stephanie, and she already sounds like a seasoned pro.  It’s a classy set of songs that let us into Stephanie’s mind and heart.  In this KPLU Studio Session, hosted by Abe Beeson, Steph sings two of her compositions from the new release and wraps up the show with a light-hearted, breezy version of the old Isham Jones/Gus Kahn standard, It Had To Be You.  It’s always nice to hear time-tested songs like It Had To Be You, but it’s great to hear Stephanie Porter take another giant artistic step in what seems to be an unstoppable career.

'He Thinks I’m Wonderful'>

'Poor Little Child'

'It Had To Be You'


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