An unforgettable singer/performer whose haunting, soulful voice will linger on, long after you have been entranced and entertained . . .
Singer, guitarist, songwriter, Stefani Valadez offers a rich repertoire of soulful romantic and enchanting melodies from many nations. A third generation musician, Stefani has an international following of fans who have thrilled to her deep, haunting voice and the wide range of musical and ethnic lore she incorporates in her performances.
Stefani first learned to play guitar and discovered the beauty of harmony from her mother, a singer and pianist, and from Pete Seeger, and the Greenwich Village blues locals. She traces her musical inspiration to diverse musicians, such as Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Grace Slick, Laura Nyro, Antonio Jobim and Elis Regina. Her later interest in Celtic & international folk music led her to her first CD of World Music, "Other Voices".
One of her albums is "Ladino Live," a medley of songs from the Sephardic cultures of the Mediterranean, which Stefani collected while living in Spain. They speak of a time of peace and a flowering of civilization when the cultures of the three great religions coexisted peacefully together for 700 years. Stefani's arrangements bring these ancient melodies, prayers and love songs into the moment with sensual and haunting vocals, soulful ethnic drums and delicious harmonies. The LA musicians on this CD have played with the legends of the music world and add layers of rich colors to an already deep and moving palette of music.
A strong vocalist, performer and arranger, Ms. Valadez also plays dulcimer,cavaquinho,ukulele, percussion and is a producer and recording artist.
Parliament of World Religions, Barcelona
Harris Theatre, w/ Luna Negra Dance Company, Chicago '08
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion -
(Holiday Celebration '07, '08)
Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Grand Performances at California Plaza
'Hallelu' Concert at Universal Ampitheater
Skirball Cultural Center '06, '07
World Festival of Sacred Music LA ('03, 05, '08
(Genocide Conference '08)
Malibu Eco Fest '07
Valley Beth Shalom Sephardic Concert '07
Venice Eco Fest '08, '09
KPFK Radio Live '07, '08, '09
Topanga Sacred Sound Festival '05
Santa Monica Farmers Market
(Concert Series '08, '09
"Salute to Recreation" - Northridge '08
Venice Cabaret Theatre '08
Fontana Performing Arts Center
Instituto de Tao, Barcelona
Brandeis Bardin Institute
Traveling Jewish Theater, San Francisco
Beyond Baroque, Venice
Ojai Women's Festival
Whole Life Expo L.A.
Garden Theatre Festival L.A.
Irish Faire, Dodger Stadium
UCLA International Peace Festival
"Starstruck" - 'Nightclub Singer'
"Mojave Moon" soundtrack vocals
"Stephanie Daley" closing song
UCLA International Peace Conference
Human Awareness Institute
Peace Sunday, L.A. Convention Center
Louise Hay AIDS Benefit
Marianne Williamson Course In Miracles
Santa Monica Alternative School House
El Cid (Hollywood CA)
Knitting Factory. Hollywood
House of Blues (LA)
Music Box, Hollywood
Torre Rosa (Barcelona)
Marguerita Blu (Barcelona).
American Pie (LA)
'Acoustico' at Farfalla's & GianCarlo's (LA)
Venice Cabaret (Venice,CA)
The Daisy (Bev Hills)
Sierra Inn (June Lake)
The Patio (Boca Raton)
Fais Dodo (LA)
Temple Bar (Santa Monica)
- "One Voice" (single) by Stephen Fiske,
First Prize 1993
United Nations Peace Song World Competition, harmony vocals and arrangement
- "You Are The Light" (album) by Jai Josefs lead and background vocals , vocal arrangement
- "Warriors of the Heart" (album) by Jai Josefs background vocals, vocal arrangement
- "Music Is My Life" (album) Vince Charles Neil Diamond/Archangel Studios background vocals
- "Shannon" by Shannon lead and background vocals, guitars, bohdrann, dulcimer
- Theme song for "Emergency"
(television show) lead and background vocals, vocal arrangement
- "Jurassic Discovery Kit" ( TV commercial) lead and harmony vocals
- Theme song for "Intimate Matters" (radio talk show)
- "Corderoy" by Bonnie Tamblyn
co-produced, guitars, vocal arrangements