STEFANA

  

Stefana is a gifted songwriter with a heart of gold…she is a great, unique recording artist and a wonderful humanitarian…for one is struck by her graceful determination to spread love through her music and relationships…she is a woman on a mission and her forum is universal…good positive music and the heart and mind to back up her message with action.

Chris Julian ~ Multiplatinum, Emmy Winning Music Producer / Film Composer

     Past to present, Stefana has entertained and enlightened thousands at concerts, festivals & events throughout the country. As a ‘Positive Music Artist/Songwriter/Producer’, Stefana’s music is created with positive intention to inspire hope, love, purpose, self empowerment, inner strength and positive change. Her musical influences are broad and include many artists and songwriters strongly rooted in Pop, R&B, Gospel, World Beat & Soul. Wherever Stefana performs in ‘full-band format’, she is instrumentally backed by a superb multicultural alternating lineup of professional musicians and 1 modern bellydance extraordinaire, which makes for their visual stage show & world-fused music equally mesmerizing. Occasionally, Stefana provides her audience a more intimate music experience in a simple yet profound solo piano/vocal format. In any format, Stefana’s music appeals to multicultural audiences of all ages while her messages reach soul deep, far and wide, affirming: Come As You Are ~ Be Who You Are ~ Cuz Who YOU Are Matters! Stefana is Founder and President of her southern California based Positive Music and Entertainment Company ~ SD Entertainment ~ for which she produces and promotes top quality positive music concert and media events for all ages.

    Stefana has earned airplay and guest appearances on college radio; internet radio; live video webcasts and opening performances for renowned authors; speakers, recording artists & entertainers. Her recordings have garnered international attention and secured licensing for supporting positive television; film & print media. Stefana contributes her time & musical gifts to many organizations for which she lovingly supports and is simply driven by her higher calling to make a difference through her music and be the positive change!

FEATURED ARTIST PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY / RELAY FOR LIFE CONCERTS
  • AMERICAN MUSIC THERAPY ASSOCIATION NAT'L CONFERENCE
  • AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
  • AVE WINERY
  • CENTERS FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING (Westcoast/Midwest)
  • CLEVELAND CONVENTION CENTER / WHOLE LIFE EXPO CONCERT
  • EARL WARREN SHOWGROUNDS
  • EARTHDAY FESTIVAL CONCERTS
  • FIRST FRIDAY ARTIST SHOWCASES
  • FLATCAT INTERNET RADIO (Interview w/ Live Performances)
  • INTERNATIONAL WOMENS FESTIVALS
  • KULAK'S WOODSHED LIVE WEBCAST (Featured Artist/Songwriter)
  • LONG BEACH UNITY COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
  • LOVE CHATS INTERNET RADIO (Interview w/ Live Performances)
  • MARJORIE LUKE THEATER
  • MS WHEELCHAIR CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION
  • NPR / NEW DIMENSIONS RADIO & MEDIA (Feat 'Stefana Music'/Host: Justine Toms/Co-Founder)
  • NEW THOUGHT SPIRITUAL CENTERS (Westcoast/Midwest)
  • OAKLAND/EASTBAY MARDI-GRAS FESTIVAL & CELEBRATION
  • POSITIVE MUSIC SHOWCASES (Produced/Directed/Performed)
  • PRIDE/CULTURAL FESTIVALS
  • RIDEAU WINERY
  • SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE
  • SHOWTIME at the APOLLO 'ON TOUR' (Westcoast)
  • SOHO DINNER/CONCERT VENUE
  • SONGSALIVE ORIGINAL ARTIST SHOWCASE SERIES
  • SWOOPS WORLD INTERNET RADIO (Interview w/ Live Performances)
  • TASTE OF SOUL FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES
  • TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
  • UCSB CORWIN PAVILION

 

BENEFIT CONCERTS for Causes Close @ Heart:

  • AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
  • AIDS AWARENESS & PREVENTION
  • AMERICAN MUSIC THERAPY ASSOCIATION
  • DEPT OF CORRECTIONS & REHAB EDUCATION
  • DEPT OF MENTAL HEALTH
  • LGBT ORGANIZATIONS
  • HEALTH & WELLNESS ORGANIZATIONS
  • HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
  • VETERANS ASSOCIATION

 

OPENING ACT & SHARED STAGE PERFORMANCES:

  • AMBER ("This Is Your Night" / Tommy Boy Records)
  • CRYSTAL WATERS ("One Hundred Percent Pure Love" / Mercury/PolyGram Records)
  • GLEN PHILLIPS (Toad The Wet Sprocket / "All I Want", "Walk On The Ocean" / Columbia Records)
  • JOAN JETT ("I Love Rock'n'Roll", Warner Bros Records)
  • JOHN MAXWELL TAYLOR / British Actor/Author/Composer (Beatles, Rolling Stones) 
  • JOHNNY RIVERS ("Poor Side Of Town" / Imperial/Atlantic Records)
  • MICHELE MANGIONE (Indie Artist/Songwriter, Los Angeles)
  • STEPHEN SIMON (Film Producer/Director / "What Dreams May Come", "Somewhere In Time")
  • THE MURMURS (MCA Records)
  • VILLAGE PEOPLE ("YMCA", "Macho Man" / RCA/PolyGram Records)

 

    Stefana’s CD releases: WOMAN OF LIGHT (CD single / © 2010 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) – written for and adopted as the official theme song of Ms. Wheelchair California Organization; COMPLAINT FREE WORLD (CD single / © 2007 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) – written for and adopted as the complementary theme song for the world wide Complaint Free Campaign (purple bracelet) phenomenon as seen & heard on Oprah; The Today Show & People Magazine (www.acomplaintfreeworld.org); WOMEN SAVING THE WORLD (CD single / © 2006 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) – written for the inspiring book and story by Author, Sharon Mehdi, “The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering” (Published by Viking Penguin 2005) and COME AS YOU ARE (full length / © 2004 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) were co-produced with Emmy Award winning, Grammy nominated mega music producer CHRIS JULIAN (Queen Latifah, David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Isaac Hayes / www.chrisjulianproductions.com). Stefana’s self titled Ep STEFANA (CD sampler, © 2001 S. Stefana Dadas, BMI) was co-produced w/ multi-talented L.A. musician/music producer, NATE TSCHETTER.