Singer-songwriter Scheherazade Stone was born in the music mecca of Detroit, Michigan and raised in the creative, politically progressive culture of San Francisco, California where her roots are still firmly planted today. Cultivated by her mother who is a classically trained musician, Scheherazade has always had a deep and powerful connection to music.
She began her formal vocal training at the age of 11, continuing studies at The School Of The Arts, which led to a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance at SFSU, eventually completing her music education with master vocal coach Judy Davis.
Scheherazade has embraced a multitude of musical genres which include Jazz, Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Folk, Blues, Pop and World, leading numerous bands throughout the years both locally as well as abroad. Her soulful vocal stylings have been showcased internationally with concerts and tours in Europe, Africa, Japan and Russia, performing at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Tunisia World Music Festival, and the SF Jazz Center, as well as being a featured artist throughout Japan and Russia.
Earning a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Single, “The World Is Gifted” for her work with the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, along with being nominated for Best Bay Area Jazz Vocalist, Best Bay Area Jazz Group (Hueman Flavor), and Best Bay Area Jazz Album (The Up&Down Jazz Sessions) by the esteemed Bammy Awards Association are just a few high points of recognition received for her work.
Scheherazade has performed with and/or opened for such notable artists as Don Cherry, Doug Carn, David Murray, The Grateful Dead, Brian McKnight, Sam Shepard, Beck, members of Digital Underground, Taj Mahal, Nova Ghost, Calvin Keys, Eddie Gale, Kai Eckhardt, Santero, Brian Gore, Jai Uttal not to mention leading her own stellar band in it's own right – Troy Lampkin (bass/Narada Michael Walden), Deszon Claiborne (drums/Chuck Brown), Dave MacNab (guitar/Shelby Lynn) and Dan Eisenberg (piano/Tift Merritt).
Through the art of meticulously crafted songs expressed in powerful songwriting and lush band and vocal performances, she looks forward to sharing new music with her audience in a way that she hopes moves and inspires them like never before, touching listeners with a deep and raw soulfulness.
"A Gift From Trane" Nu Nova Compound Tahoe Records
“Beyond The Stars” Spiritual Machine Indie
“Arawaks And Maroons” Santero Six Degrees Records
“Up&Down Sessions II” Hueman Flavor Mammoth Records
“Reaching For A Star” Nova Ghost A-Records
"Waltz Of Wonder" Nova Ghost A-Records
"Abel Sanchez" Abel & The Prophets Indie
“The Emissary” Chico Freeman Clarity Records
“Detours” Calvin Keys Wide Hive Records
“As I Reach” Hueman Flavor Om Records
“Tenderly” Columna B Bombo Records
“Nectar” Jai Uttal Narada World Music
“Mondo Rama” Jai Uttal Narada World Music
“Shri Durga” Cheb I Sabbah Six Degrees Records
“The World Is Gifted” Hieroglyphics Ensemble Island Records
*Grammy Nomination For Best Band Jazz Single, “The World Is Gifted”,
w/The Hieroglyphics Ensemble
Bay Area Music Award Nominations For:
Best Vocalist – Scheherazade Stone
Best Club Band – Hueman Flavor
Best Jazz CD – “Up&Down Sessions II”
OPENING ACT FOR
The Grateful Dead @ The Cal Expo
Beck @ The Regency
Brian McKnight @ The DNA Lounge
Spearhead @ The Fillmore
The Tony Rich Project @ The Fillmore
Lenny Williams @ The Great American Music Hall
"Beyond The Stars" Music Video/Indie
“The SF Modern Music Scene” BET Productions
“VH-1 Fashion TV” VH-1/MTV Productions
“Santa Barbara” NBC
"Warm Sherry" Music Video/Indie
“First Cut” KRON-TV, SF
“Hueman Flavor – Live” Guava Jelly Productions
“Shooz Off” Music Video/Indie
“Rocker Van Beethoven” Music Video/Indie
“A Place to Stand” by Jimmy Baca & Ntozake Shange
“Suicide In B-Flat” by Sam Shepard Role: Paulette
“Domino” by Sean San Jose Role: Azrielle
“Pieces Of The Quilt” by Various Writers Role: Various Roles
“Polaroid Stories” by Naomi Iizuka Role: Philomel
“I Feel Love” by Erin Cressida Wilson Role: Music/Vocal Narrative
“For Colored Girls Who Consider Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf"
by Ntozake Shange Role: Woman In Purple
“The Story Of Satchel Page”
w/David Murray, Taj Mahal, & Bob Weir (Grateful Dead)
“Pieces Of The Quilt”
“Hellhound On My Trail” w/Campo Santo Theater Company
“I Feel Love”
w/Dimensions Dance Theatre Company
San Francisco State University B.A. Music in Vocal Performance
SF High School For The Performing Arts w/Vocal Emphasis
Judy Davis: Vocal Coach
All City Dance Theater Co.
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Grant