MEDIA & REVIEWS
REVIEW of Tri-State Jazz Society performance (see page 3) [3/15/15]: (872 KB PDF)
REVIEW of four-hands concert with Paolo Alderighi [2/17/14]: (194 KB PDF)
REVIEW of concert with Paolo Alderighi in Something Doing by Gary Rametta [January 2014]: (859 KB PDF)
REVIEW of Fourteen in All About Jazz [April 2013]: (146 KB PDF)
REVIEW of Fourteen in Gapplegate Music Review [April 2013]: (115 KB PDF)
REVIEW of Fourteen in The New York City Jazz Record by Christopher Loudon [March 2013]: (545 KB PDF)
REVIEW of Two for One by Cam Miller in THE AMERICAN RAG [February 2013] (788 KB PDF)
REVIEW of Fourteen in Jazz Times by Christopher Loudon [January 2013]: (67 KB PDF)
REVIEW of Fourteen in Step Tempest by Richard B. Kamins [January 2013]: (104 KB PDF)
REVIEW of Nouveau Stride Debut Performance in San Diego Reader by Liviu Bacila [12/16/12]: (54 KB PDF)
ARTICLE in The San Diego Union-Tribune by George Varga [11/17/12]: (83 KB PDF)
JACK RUMMEL REVIEW of Two for One [12/15/12]: (129 KB PDF)
JAZZ LIVES REVIEW of Two for One [10/4/12]:
COVER STORY in August 2012 The American Rag by Lew Shaw (520 KB PDF).
UPDATE to the Hot Club of France award
announced earlier this year [8/22/12]: Translated into English,
the item on the HCF website says that the New Talent Prize was
personally presented to Stephanie by Hot Club president FranÃ§ois
Debrosses [on August 11] at the 14th international Boogie Woogie
Festival in La Roquebrou, France. It goes on to say, "This
prize is for a stride pianist in whom the Hot Club of France
specialists have detected large potential, evidenced by the
interpretations of her CD, "Live at the Sheldon Concert Hall." We were
able to hear her play stride piano at the festival and see how she has
grown since her 2010 CD. Her style is very accurate, her touch light
and nuanced... And then there is her bright smile, her complicit gaze
turned to a public that she knows honors and much appreciates her."
The CITYSCAPE PROGRAM on National Public Radio station KWMU 90.7 FM in St. Louis is hosted by Steve Potter. On 6/1/12, Stephanie and David Halen (St. Louis Symphony concert master) were interviewed about the upcoming Innsbrook Institute Music Festival. KWMU's website has more details on the program. (16:00 MP3)
TELEVISION INTERVIEW on KSDK Channel 5 [5/31/12]. Stephanie appeared with Innsbrook executive director Ron James and artistic director David Halen (and St. Louis Symphony concert master) to discuss the upcoming Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Festival & Academy with "NewsChannel 5 at Noon" host Art Holliday.
TELEVISION INTERVIEW on STL TV LIVE [5/31/12]. Ron James (Innsbrook executive director) and David Halen (Innsbrook artistic director and St. Louis Symphony concert master) talk about the Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Festival with host Sarah Bernard. Stephanie appears in Part 2 of the interview and plays "Dive Bomber."
ESSAY in 5/19/12 Philippine Star newspaper by Joseph R. Atilano (543 KB PDF).
COVER STORY in Spring 2012 Doctor Jazz magazine, a Dutch publication (1.15 MB PDF). The same issue also includes a review of "Hear That Rhythm!" (117 KB PDF). NOTE: These are in Dutch, and no English translation is yet available.
REVIEW of 3/18/12 Classic Jazz Concert Club performance in Sassenheim, Holland (Netherlands) (213 KB PDF) Page 1 in Dutch; English translation on page 2. See also CJCC photo gallery.
JACK RUMMEL REVIEW of Something More [3/16/12]: (131 KB PDF)
REVIEW of Something More by Cam Miller in THE AMERICAN RAG [March 2012] (143 KB PDF)
From Hot Club of France [2/28/12]:
REVIEW of 1/21/12 benefit concert by Stephanie and Paolo Alderighi for Peace Haven Association (155 KB PDF)
THE AMERICAN RAG, "On the Festival Trail – Gratitude for Thanksgiving
in San Diego" by Don Jones (commenting upon the 2011 San Diego
Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival) [Dec. 2011/Jan. 2012, pg. 2]:
Jazz fans had their smiles stretched from ear to ear and their forehead frowns were seldom seen. They were particularly enthusiastic about two new performers invited for the first time: young pianist Stephanie Trick from Saint Louis, Missouri, and the young California group, the Red Skunk Jipzee Swing band from Pismo Beach/San Luis Obispo. Mixing the young with those longer in the tooth gave all of us something to celebrate with a large dose of gratitude for their delightful performances.
ONLINE RADIO INTERVIEW with Stephanie Trick and Frederick Hodges by Susan Brender ("Masters of Stride Piano" on "V for Vitality") [12/14/11], on womensradio.com. (22:59 MP3)
DAVID LEWIS REVIEW of Stephanie Trick LIVE on CD Baby [10/14/11]:
"Stephanie Trick Live" is taken from a concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. The crowd is warm and receptive, and the live recording is of studio quality.... Trick maintains an intimate connection with the listener throughout the course of this disc, which has a more expansive range of selection than any of her previous releases.... This was definitely a good night for Stephanie Trick, though it's hard to imagine her having a bad one.
From DOUG RAMSEY'S BLOG "Rifftides" on ArtsJournal.com [1/31/11]: (254 KB PDF)
[Stephanie] fell in love with [ragtime and stride] and mastered it, and now the worldwide network of stride enthusiasts is in love with her. I wouldn't be surprised to see her following expand to a wider audience. Ms. Trick [is described] as "the real deal" [with a] "rock-solid" left hand. If you're not accustomed to willowy young women emulating James P. Johnson, Fats Waller and Willie The Lion Smith, get used to it, is my advice....
JACK RUMMEL REVIEW of Stephanie Trick LIVE [1/15/11]: (108 KB PDF)
German review [11/3/10] of Stephanie's appearance at Kulturfabrik in Furtwangen, Germany, October 29, 2010. (286 KB PDF) | (81 KB PDF)
Short item by LOUIS MAZETIER [10/10], in Bulletin of the Hot Club of France. (184 KB PDF)
Radio interview by DAVID LEWIS (Around Cincinnati) [10/10/10], WVXU 89.1 FM Radio in Cincinnati, Ohio. (9:45 MP3)
Radio interview by CARL SONNY LEYLAND (Rhythm Retrospective) [10/8/10], KCBX 90.1 FM Public Radio in San Luis Obispo, CA. See playlist here. And click here if you don't know what a celeste is! (59:00 MP3)
TV SEGMENT [aired 8/28/10], on ABC Channel 20 in Springfield, Illinois. Stephanie played two sets at the Illinois State Fair, August 19, 2010, including "Valentine Stomp" by Fats Waller, heard here. Produced by Brent Barrow for Illinois Central television program. (2:13)
Radio interview by DAVID REFFKIN (The Ragtime Machine) [7/26/10], KUSF 90.3 FM Radio in San Francisco, California. (26:36 MP3)
From CARL HAGER'S BLOG "About Jazz (Jazzers Jazzing)" on allaboutjazz.com [7/25/10]:
[J]ust this last week the lyricist/singer [Lorraine Feather] got together with the phenomenally gifted young pianist, Stephanie Trick, for two days of rehearsal. Already considered by many of her peers to be among the best stride pianists in the world when she was but 21 years old, Trick was invited to perform at the 2008 International Stride and Swing Summit in Boswil, Switzerland and has been invited back again this fall.
From NEJAZZ.COM REVIEW of the 2010 Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival:
[T]he biggest surprise of the weekend was 22-year-old Stephanie Trick... [W]ith an impressive knowledge of both early and current Stride, Ragtime and Boogie pianists, she demonstrated their different styles. Knowledgeable ... Stephanie Trick, an accomplished pianist, floored us playing obscure Jelly Roll tunes, then moving into Scott Joplin ragtime, then James P. Johnson stride. She explained who each one was and how their styles differed, and later included some of today's players, Dick Hyman, Neville Dickie. Our music has a future!
JACK RUMMEL REVIEW of Ragtime Tricks: (126 KB PDF)
MERIDEN, CT newspaper article [7/22/10] prior to Stephanie's appearance at The Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival.
SEDALIA, MO newspaper article [6/3/10] on Stephanie's appearance at Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival.
Radio interview by BOB BERNOTAS [5/21/10], UMSL Radio in St. Louis (at Jazz Education Network conference). (4:24)
On TV with TIM EZELL [5/17/10], KTVI FOX 2 in St. Louis. (2:37)
JOHNNY RABBITT interview [5/14/10], on "The Carney Show" on KMOX 1120 AM in St. Louis, MO. NOTE: The song played at the end is "Viper's Drag," not "Handful of Keys." (12:27 MP3)
DON WOLFF interview [5/11/10], Host of "I Love Jazz" on KFUO 99.1 FM and HEC-TV in St. Louis, MO. Excerpts from this full interview were aired on Don's show on KFUO on 5/14/10. (17:20 MP3)
PETERS' MUSIC NEWS:
JACK RUMMEL REVIEW of Hear That Rhythm!: (120 KB PDF)
met Stephanie for the first time a little over a year ago [in 2007] in
Pacific Grove. At that time she was also a very competent, classically
trained, ragtime pianist. Now she has started to play Johnson, Waller,
and Smith, quite beautifully I might add. She is, in my opinion, the
next rising star in the stride world.... It appears that she has the
necessary duende to be able to join the inner circle."
[had] already wowed the more than 250 [St. Louis Ragtimers] fans that
packed St. Louis' Sheldon ballroom.... [T]he lissome and vigorous young
musician stepped back up to the concert grand as Trebor Jay 'The
Professor' Tichenor graciously yielded his seat and stood listening and
watching her prodigious talent with an eagle eye and a fine-tuned ear
from the sidelines. Her second selection, a rousing stride piano
version of the George Gershwin-Earl Wild classic “Liza,” improvising
with elaborate riffs on the melody line and concluding with harmonious
arpeggios, brought the audience to their feet, cheering to the hall’s
intricately illuminated rafters."
THE FANS SPEAK
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