Mothers in Jazz: The Becca Stevens Story

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“Mothers in Jazz” is an initiative started by vocalist Nicky Schrire to create an online resource for jazz musicians who are parents or considering parenthood. In this article, we explore the life of GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, Becca Stevens, who balances motherhood with a successful career.

A Remarkable Career and Motherhood

Becca Stevens has built an outstanding career blending her vocal talent with compositions inspired by pop, jazz, indie-rock, and Appalachian folk music. As a respected collaborator, Becca has worked with renowned artists like David Crosby, Jacob Collier, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), and more. She currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband, violist Nathan Schram, and their 16-month-old daughter, Willamea.

Balancing Motherhood and Career

Stevens shares her experiences and the advice she has received about balancing motherhood with her professional life. For example, she highlights the importance of prioritizing personal fulfillment and embracing the resiliency of children. Additionally, Becca discusses the challenges of childcare and finding a balance between her career and motherhood.

Tips for Mothers in Jazz

Becca offers various tips for fellow mothers in jazz, such as investing in practical baby gear, seeking support from others, and building a focused approach to work. She also encourages other musicians to consider parenthood, as it has made her more fulfilled and driven in her career.

To read the full interview and learn more about Becca Stevens, check out the artist website, the complete archive of Nicky Schrire’s Mothers in Jazz series, and LJN’s coverage of Becca Stevens.

About Me

I’m Dr. Miles Beaumont from the charming town of York in the UK. I’ve spent over three decades as a medical doctor, helping people and contributing to important research. I graduated from Oxford University, and ever since, I’ve devoted myself to improving the health and lives of others.

When I’m not practicing medicine, you’ll find me soaking up the world of jazz music. It’s been a passion of mine since I turned 30, and I’ve been an active part of York’s jazz scene ever since. Whether it’s going to local gigs, listening to records at home, or just enjoying the rhythmic and improvisational magic of jazz, it’s a big part of who I am.