Sultry, a little bawdy, and very talented, Serenity Stewart is a star; a stunningly talented songstress with a naughty twinkle in her eye and plenty of curves all around. Classically trained as a soprano, she now stands firmly in the traditions of jazz and the standards. Serenity began her love affair with singing when she was eight years old, first performing in church, and she has never looked back.
Today, she is a triple threat with an extensive background in singing, acting, and voiceovers. She is a seasoned performer as well as an award-winning actress who has delighted audiences on both stage and screen throughout her long career. Serenity’s loyal followers have stood by her through the years as she has overcome tragedy and adversity and shown herself as a true survivor. Serenity is now one of the most sought after jazz musicians in Phoenix playing anything from weddings to concerts in the park. She truly is a one-of-a-kind entertainer who is sure to get you on your feet dancing along to her music.
In a love letter to her fans, Serenity released her album, P.S. I Love You, a compilation of jazz standards drawn from the Great American Songbook. The album was aptly recorded in Las Vegas, the home of swing, and brings listeners back in time as she sings the perennial themes of love, loss, and separation. “While other kids were listening to rock-and-roll, I spent my childhood playing dress-up in my mother’s clothes and singing along to her old records. I have always loved this music. The melodies and lyrics have a simple emotional impact, the themes are timeless.” When she’s good, she’s very good. And when she’s bad, she’s even better. These days Serenity is more pin-up than dress up, and these aren’t her mother’s clothes. Glamorous and alluring, with a personality as big as her sound, this diva breathes fresh air into the standards, delivering powerful interpretations of these beloved songs. Through her iconic performances at clubs and private events, Serenity continues to introduce contemporary audiences to this enduring music. Her live shows are both entertaining and memorable as she musically swings the audience through a wickedly funny and nostalgic journey into another era. If you are looking for a local jazz artist to win over a crowd, Serenity is the gal to call!
The Golden Age of Jazz & Legendary Ladies Starring the “Jessica Rabbit” of Jazz Serenity Stewart & Cast A Lavishly Orchestrated and Dynamic overview of revolutionary times within music…the Golden Age of Jazz and the rise of Legendary Ladies in music. Despite the Great Depression & WWII – music continued to thrive and bring people together. It was a time of great musical achievement with Big Band and Swing reaching new heights as the big sound from these genres led people away from the challenges of the day and onto a dance floor. Think Sinatra, Etta James, Ray Charles and Rosemary Clooney. As more women came onto the scene who were singers and also writers – the tone and feel of music took on a more reflective yet energetic tone. From lyrics to costumes & media support, Legendary Ladies is a Mainstream snapshot of Iconic Women and their music through the ages including Cher, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Celine, Carole King and Christina Aguilera.
“Each day is a gift, that’s why they call it the present,” these wise words were spoken by Serenity herself after miraculously waking up from an aneurysm that nearly cost her her life. She says she woke up as a new woman and it was in that moment that she was no longer going to participate in the mundane day-to-day, working just to live mindset. Instead, she was going to do what she had always wanted and pursue a life of music and entertaining. Music was in her blood, growing up in an Irish Protestant family with 5 siblings and a dad who played the pian and a mom who sang opera, music wasn’t just a hobby but a way of life. As a child, she quickly became a leading soloist at her church and was the youngest member to join the church choir.
She dreamed of Broadway from a very young age but as she grew out of her youth, life happened. After having 4 beautiful children and 1 ugly divorce, Serenity was forced to work as a single mother to provide for her children, which meant putting her dreams of becoming a performer on hold once again. It wasn’t until experiencing the near-death experience of an aneurysm that she decided she needed to start putting herself first. With her children grown and starting their own lives, the timing could not have been better.
Now, as Phoenix’s leading local jazz artist and theatrical performer, Serenity is living every day to the fullest and enjoying every minute of making her dreams a reality. One thing she always tells her fans….it is never too late to follow your dreams! Living every day as a gift has given her new perspective and a new appreciation for live, love, and happiness!