Stephanie Dalton, Director

stephanie dalton urban music presents san francisco bay area   Stephanie has over 25 years in event and hospitality management industry working in jazz venues, high-end restaurants and event production companies. Believing the arts and music can create change and build community, Stephanie has collaborated with local business and non-profits to raise awareness and funding around opportunities through events that include live music performance.

She also writes the Urban Music Newsletter, where the primary goal is to provide a free education about the artists performing and writing exceptional music. This is also a free resource to artists so they can promote their performances.The newsletter is free to both the artist and the reader and frequently provides a chance to win tickets to performances!

Stephanie also produces weekly concerts showcasing the finest Jazz, Latin Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B and Cuban Salsa in the Bay Area at Yoshi's San Francisco, Yoshi's Oakland, SFJAZZ, Stanford Jazz, San Jose Jazz Festival, Art and Sou Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Birdland Jazz in Berkeley, Bissap Baobab, Pier 23 Cafe, Red Poppy Art House, The Brick and Mortar Music Hall and many other venues and festivals in the Bay Area and afar.

Further, Ms. Dalton books and assists artists to develop opportunities to perform in many settings. Ms. Dalton also produces events and concerts for the purpose of promoting awareness and funding for music projects that endeavor to support community and that deliver an exceptional standard of performance. Email Stephanie Dalton

Director Urban Music Presents
Editor and Publisher Urban Music Newsletter
Curator for Tu Gusto Musical - a weekly Latin Jazz Concert Series,
Curator for La Pachanga- a weekly Cuban Salsa dance Party
Curator for Best of Roots Thursday at Yoshi's SF Jazz Lounge - a weekly concert featuring the best in Funk, Jazz, Latin, R&B and SOUL!
Curator for Legends of the Fillmore - last Tuesdays at Yoshi's San Francisco - main theater - performances by Faye Carol, Mary Stallings, Frank Jackson, John Handy, Bobbie Webb and Fillmore Slim

  • Event Producer Best of Roots Music: Blues, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Gospel. A benefit concert for the Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute. An All-Star line up featuring the Bay Area's top band leaders coming together for one time only performance and event.

  • Event Manager and Artistic Director for the following:Producer for the All-Star Healthcare Benefit for Saxophonist Dayna Stephens - $17,000 raised - this concert spurred a national and international fundraising effort, growing the funds to over $46,000 and have 13 people willing to be screened for organ donation. www.helpdaynastephens.org

  • Concerts produced in 2011:  20th Anniversary Broun Fellinis Show, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra at Yoshi's San Francisco, Jesus Diaz and Afro-Cuban All-Stars,Two Nights of Funk with Larry Graham, Fun ky Shus wit Nu Soles, and HouseQuake, Teena Marie's Birthday Celebration with 6 Piece and a Biscuit, Ray Obiedo and Mambo Caribe, Tito y su Son de Cuba, Quijerema with the Classical Revolution, Tony Saunders "Romancing the Bass" CD Release

  • The SionFonds concert fundraiser featured performances by The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble, Sombre y Luz, Ray Obiedo and Mambo Caribe, John Santos and the Bay Area Latin Jazz All-Stars and raised $13,000 that sent a ship container filled with food and supplies that went directly to the Sionfonds Orphanage and Schools. February 28, 2010.  Received attention from KTVU, EastBay Express.  This organization is in operated by Haitians in Haiti, but has an American Board of Directors located in the Bay Area.

  • LitQuake Silent Auction Fundraiser of $3,000 to support the annual Litquake Festival that supports literacy in the Bay Area community. Was booking manager for the tribute award show to Lawrence Ferlinghetti that featured the Marcus Shelby Quartet, Tom Waits, Patty Smith and Steve Earle.

  • Artistic Director Salsa for Obama that featured John Santos, Anthony Blea, Dr. John Calloway, Orlando Torriente, David Flores, David Belove, Murray Low, Steffen Kuehn, Marty Wehner, Jeff Cressman, Melecio Magdaluyo, Bill Ortiz, Sandy Cressman, Edgardo Cambon, Javier Navarrette, Louie Romero, and Wayne Wallace, raised $22,000.  Received attention from Huffington Post.

  • The Jazz Mafia’s Brass Bows and Beats Fundraiser January 2010 which helped underwrite tour expenses for this San Francisco based 60 piece Hip-Hop Symphony that performed in 2010 at The San Jose Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Rhode Island Jazz Festival.  Received attention from Eastbay Express, SF Weekly, SF Chronicle.