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 led her also 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 documentary ‘Silver Shine‘ shown on Central TV, sponsored by the Arts Council. 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 iconic Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Soul and Gospel numbers with her live Band. 2017 marked the fourth year of the Show which was held in Main House, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham. Her fans described the night as ‘captivating’, ‘uplifting’ and ‘entertaining’.
Millicent has performs at Festivals, Concerts, Dinners, Galas, Weddings, Funerals, and Church Services. Millicent is regularly booked for prestigious events. 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
- The Rotary Club of Birmingham
- Jamaican Olympic team concert in Symphony Hall where she starred with Jaki Graham, Beverly Knight and Benjamin Zephaniah
- BBC Kidney Kids Appeal, ‘An evening of Inspiration’
- Jamaica In The Square II, to an audience of 10,000 people
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 was honoured with the Wise Women and Keep the Faith Magazine Music Award 2011 in recognition of her performances, teaching and mentoring. This multi-talented female saxophone player also majors on the Piano and Voice.
Millicent’s strapline is ‘Music for the soul’ as some of her listeners describe her musical performance as ‘moving’, ‘soothing’, ‘refreshing’, creating ‘goose pimples’.
Millicent is an independent-self-managed-artist, entrepreneur, songwriter, vocalist, music director, teacher, speaker, label owner (Silver Gliss Music), founder of Cafemnee and Not Just Jazz, trailblazer, wife and mother.
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‘I have had the privilege and honour to engage Millicent Stephenson to perform at various events for several years, these include performing for The Lord Mayor Of Birmingham Charity Concerts, The Rotary Club of Birmingham, The Association of Jamaican Nationals Local Heroes Gala and Awards. Her professionalism and artistry commands an audience.
Millicent was a Scholar of the Late Great Andy Hamilton MBE and like the “Master” Millicent will be a great Ambassador to her chosen instrument the Saxophone and Jazz Music.
I am pleased to have a long standing connection and relationship with this very talented and unique artist’.
Beverly Lindsay OBE, OD. Association of Jamaican Nationals
‘Millicent is an exquisite, competent player of the saxophone who displays a talent and love for the instrument. An absolute joy to listen to and great entertainment – wonderful!’
Nikki Tapper Broadcaster BBC Radio WM