born January 29, 1956
- Rainbow Over Harlem (vocal) - Jon Burr Swing (medium)
Ty Stephens is a singer-songwriter who fronts the band Ty Stephens & SoulJaazz. Originally trained in musical theater, Ty has appeared on Broadway in the original productions of Sophisticated Ladies and Marilyn: An American Fable. Since focusing on his vocal work, Ty has opened for such diverse and acclaimed acts as Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Carlos Santana, Liza Minnelli, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Elton John, and jazz artists like Larry Coryell and Vanessa Rubin. He was the Grand Prize Winner in the Jazzmobile/Anheuser-Busch Solo Jazz Vocalist Competition, in 2006 and won first place in the R&B/Blues category of the 2002 International Songwriting Competition for his composition Somethin’ Strange. He has released three albums with SoulJaazz and recently completed a European tour.