Stephanie Francke Quartet (Netherlands)
At young age, Stephanie Francke already knew that she wanted be a musician. She started playing the alto saxophone followed later by the soprano sax as well.In 2012, Stephanie graduated from the conservatory in Rotterdam (Codarts) and in March 2012, she got to the finals of the Erasmus Jazz prize and received the public prize of this concourse. In the summer of 2011 Stephanie was selected to tour witch the Dutch big band of top talents called the ‘Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest’ conducted by Benjamin Herman. In April 2013 Stephanie Francke released her debut album ‘Florigen’ mainly based upon her own compositions.
- Stephanie Francke: saxes
- Sven Happel: bass
- Niek de Bruijn: drums
- Koen Schalwijk: piano