Millicent Stephenson is an in-demand award winning female saxophonist and is described as ‘Sax Supremo’ by The Voice Newspaper (UK).
Millicent’s professionalism and artistry has also led her to being featured on BBC1 Songs of Praise; BBC Introducing; BBC WM Joe and Nikki Show; Premier Christian Radio; Keep the Faith Magazine; Federation of Entertainment Unions case study; MOBO Online; The Phoenix newspaper; Gordon West Worldwide Radio Show; local radio and internet radio stations.
Millicent created ‘Cafemnee’ a networking and empowering events for female musicians and singers (returnees, hobbyists, performers) to achieve their musical goals. https://www.facebook.com/cafemnee/
In her youth Millicent was tutored by the late great Birmingham saxophonist Andy Hamilton (MBE), and she was honoured to be interviewed in his Central TV documentary ‘Silver Shine‘. Millicent has gone on to follow in his footsteps by teaching and mentoring young musicians.
Millicent is a self-managed independent artiste who created her yearly show ‘Not Just Jazz’ to showcase her original compositions as well as her interpretation of iconic Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Soul and Gospel numbers with her live Band. 2017 marked the fourth year of the Show which was held in the Main House, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham. Her fans described the night as ‘captivating’, ‘uplifting’ and ‘entertaining’.
Millicent’s strapline is ‘Music for the soul’ as some of her listeners describe her musical performance as ‘moving’, ‘soothing’, ‘refreshing’, creating ‘goose pimples’.
Tracks from Millicent’s CDs, ‘Reflective Notes’ and ‘This Is Life’ airs internationally and can be purchased from her online Shop on this website.
Millicent performs at Festivals, Concerts, Dinners, Galas, Weddings, Funerals, and Church Services. Millicent is regularly booked for prestigious events and previous events include:
- Birmingham City Council luncheon for the Governor General of Jamaica: His Excellency, the most honourable Sir Patrick Allen
- The Queen’s Baton Relay, Birmingham
- Annual Private Equity Africa Awards Gala, London.
- The Rotary Club of Birmingham
- Jamaican Olympic team concert in Symphony Hall where she starred with Jaki Graham, Beverly Knightand Benjamin Zephaniah
- BBC Kidney KidsAppeal, ‘An evening of Inspiration’
- Jamaica In The Square II, to a festival audience of 10,000 people
Millicent was honoured with the AJN Chairman’s Special Recognition Award 2017 for her contributions to the development of the Jamaican community and other Nationals in the UK and Overseas, also the Wise Women and Keep the Faith Magazine Music Award 2011 in recognition of her performances, teaching and mentoring.
Millicent is an entrepreneur, songwriter, vocalist, music director, teacher, speaker, musician, label owner (Silver Gliss Music), founder of Cafemnee and Not Just Jazz, trailblazer, wife and mother.
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