Valerie Stephens soothes, teases, cajoles and thoroughly entertains the audiences with her renditions of Blues, Jazz and Spoken Word. Her CD Potpourri received great reviews and can be heard in international Jazz and Blues programming.
About the Artist
Valerie Stephens is a performing artist/ arts educator with a passion for history. In addition to receiving a 2019 Bro.Thomas Fellowship with an unrestricted award of $15,000, Valerie has received a 2019 Bridge Award in Arts, a 2018 Boston City Council Resolution for creating the annual event PRINCESS DAY: Celebrating Little Girls of Color and her commitment to Nina Simone’s legacy, a 2017 New England Foundation for the Arts Creative City Grant for creating the Elder Storytelling Performance Project, the 2016 Get Konnected! Boston Legends & Pioneers Award, the 2011 NAACP Image Award, the 2007 Urban Music Award in Blues and was a nominee for the 2011 Urban Music Award in Jazz as well as Citations of Appreciation from the Cities of Boston, New Bedford and Springfield.