Never Let Me Go
Stefani Sikora debuts as recording artist and producer with her album 'Never Let Me Go.' An Oklahoma native, she studied music at an early age, being recognized as a talented vocalist when she was sixteen years old. She has played the piano since age five and continues to play for her own enjoyment. From ages twelve to sixteen she played the alto saxophone, then began singing in the school choir while taking private voice lessons. In college she trained in the vocal styles of Musical Theatre, Classical, and Jazz, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre. She is currently in Los Angeles pursuing a recording contract. This twenty-three-year-old songbird has a voice experienced beyond her years. Miss Sikora's voice can be described as warm and sultry, yet at times bold and brassy. Her range is comparable to that of jazz legend Sarah Vaughan. Her first collection of recordings exemplifies her versatility and mastery of numerous jazz styles, ranging from swing to bossa to ballad. Her emotions pour out with each note she sings, especially in the slow ballads, 'Solitude' and 'When I Look In Your Eyes.' In her up-tempo version of 'Summertime,' she performs a playful scat solo. She utilizes the sounds of big band, small combo, and vocal with piano. In addition to jazz standards, Stefani also pays tribute to Roberta Flack with her rendition of 'Killing Me Softly With His Song.'