Stephani Parker ~ Bio

Stephani “SPark.” Parker, an extremely talented vocalist and
musician whose gifts are out of this world. Born in Gary, Indiana,
she began to sing around the house at the age of three. It wasn’t
until the age of thirteen that Parker realized that singing was what
she wanted to do for the rest of her life. At the age of sixteen, she
began to write and produce music. Since then, being the star in all
of her high school musicals, she’s gone on to some accomplish really
amazing things.
After graduating from Westside High School in the spring
of 2001, she enrolled into IU Bloomington (Indiana University) in the
fall of 2001. While being there, she became a lead vocalist in
ensembles such as Indiana University’s Soul Revue and the African
American Chorale Ensemble. In 2003, Parker went to Harlem, New York
where she appeared twice on “Showtime At The Apollo.” In 2005, she
became the winner of Indiana’s Campus Super Star where she won
$5,000. After winning, she used the money to start a thirteen piece
corporate band called, “Stephani Parker & Make ‘Em Shake ‘Em R&B
Band.” While being the leader of an amazing band musically directed
by Lance Tolbert, (now bass player for Mariah Carey), she was working
on her debut album named, “Waiting,” also produced by Tolbert. Around
this time, WGCI, the third largest radio station in the country was
putting together a competition named, “Chicago Idol.” Parker entered
this competition and took it all! Upon winning the competition, she
gained the prize of recording a song with Grammy Award Winner Kanye´
West. After becoming the 2005 Chicago Idol, she released her debut
album.
Over the years, she has developed a stage presence that captivates any
audience. She has performed with many different artist such as
Michael Jackson, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jamie Foxx, Mavis Staples…
etc, just to name a few. She’s opened for artists such as Carl
Thomas, Rachelle Ferrell, and Grammy Award Winner Chaka Khan. In
2007, after relocating to Atlanta she became the winner of “The
Block,” a writing competition that super star producer Dallas Austin
put together. She demoed songs for about a year at D.A.R.P. (Dallas
Austin Recording Projects). She also performed in Italy with R&B
vocalist Keshia Jackson. In 2008, after being invited to sing at
Tyler Perry’s house for the opening of his new television studio,
later that night, she celebrated something of her own; her cd release,
where she released her sophomore album titled, “If It’s Jammin’.”

In 2009 Stephani Parker became the lead vocalist, arranger, and
choreographer for the hottest Corporate Band in the World Simply
Irresistible. Led by musical director to Tyler Perry, Ronnie Garrett,
Parker helped this band catapult themselves straight to the top. She
then went on to background work for National recording artists such as
Ciara, Avant, Q. Parker from R&B group 112, Carl Thomas, and Tahj
Mowry to name a few. She then went to Japan with Teddy Riley and R&B
group Guy to do background work for them as well. After a brief stay
in Japan, Parker then went on to perform for three months at the
Sheraton Addis Hotel/Resort in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Before leaving
for Africa, Parker found time to drive back home to Gary, Indiana
(also birthplace of The King of Pop Michael Jackson) and put on a free
tribute concert at (the highschool of The Jackson 5), Roosevelt
Highschool. Parker and her producer Herman (P-Nut) Johnson (producer
for countless Tyler Perry movies like: “Diary of a Mad Black Woann”,
and “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”, to name a few, drove for over 10
hours to perform for over 1100 high school students to celebrate the
life of Michael Jackson.

Recently, Stephani has performed on The Mo’Nique Show singing
background for R&B vocalists Howard Hewitt, Faith Evans, Chrisette
Michele, and Eric Benet.
Currently Parker is preparing to release her third album entitled
“Feels So Good” in the summer of 2010. She has teamed up with Grammy
Award nominated producer Herman (P-Nut) Johnson and has prepared an
album jam-packed with hits and feel good pop and R&B music. She is
also teaching private voice and specializing in artist development.

Stephani Parker ~ Yours

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Stephani Parker ~ Ride With You

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Stephani Parker ~ Feels So Good

Friday, December 10th, 2010