THE GOLDEN MEAN

Stephanie Browning, vocalist for The Golden Mean made a name for herself as the Artist-in-residence at the world renowned Gold Star Sardine Bar, a listening room reminiscent of Paris in the ‘30s. The venue was an international gem and captivated audiences assisted Stephanie in honing her improvisational skills and soulful voice.

 

Browning has also performed on the Saga Records Swedish Concert Tour with saxophonist Johan Stengård. She has done a Japanese Tour with guitarist Akio Sasajima highlighted by a concert in Sapporo’s historic clock tower and also several performances in Tokyo with bassist Stan Gilbert. Other performances include twice headlining at the Yellowstone Jazz Festival, A Tour of the Rockies with drummer Ronnie Bedford and Jazz Hall of Fame bassist Bob Magnusson, an extended run at the exclusive Champagne Bar in Hong Kong and also a Scandinavian Holiday Tour.

 

In additon Browning recently finished a seven year residency at the world famous Peninsula Hotel in Chicago where she performed Saturday nights to packed houses.

 

Stephanie combines classic jazz standards with contemporary songs that create an atmosphere of excitement and class. Songs made famous by Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Carmen McCray, Bette Carter and many others are all part of Browning’s repertoire. In addition Stephanie can perform R&B and pop tunes which allows her to mix a few classic songs like “Let’s Stay Together” and “Mustang Sally” into her sets. She creates and exciting atmosphere for dancing, dining and conversation.

 

 

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"Simply unforgettable.Both Sean and I feel so lucky to have had you there.You and your group are wonderful. I'd be happy to be a good reference for you if you ever need one.Thank you again."

 

- Kim Lan Stadnik

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“This level of musical imagination, tonal control and interpretive savvy rarely meet in the work of a single artist.”

 - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

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