Stephanie Chair

Stephanie Francke (1989) is a saxophone player and composer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2012 she graduated from the Conservatory of Rotterdam and was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Jazz prize.
In the years following, she released two albums under her own name: ‘Florigen‘ and ‘Ripples

Stephanie played a number of major festivals and venues in The Netherlands such as the infamous North Sea Jazz Festival, Amsterdam’s BIMHUIS, De Doelen in Rotterdam and the Lowlands Festival.

Her quartet made appearances at the North Sea Jazz Festival, the International Jazz Festival Middelburg, Jazz in Duketown and North Sea Jazz ‘Round Town. Also, the group made it to the finals of the Dutch- as well as the European Jazz Competition.

In 2013 Stephanie was given the chance to do a Carte Blanche concert called The Pack Project in Lantarenvenster in Rotterdam during the festival Jazz International Rotterdam. She teamed up with composer Leonard Evers and drummer extraordinaire Friso van Wyck and started the exciting band The Nine involving some of Holland’s finest young musicians.

Now her main focus is Saxophone quartet ‘Spoken’ which put out their debut album in 2018. The group played at major venues and festivals such as Het Grachtenfestival, North Sea Round Town, BIMHUIS and De Doelen.