Woods was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been studying music and
performing arts since the age of eight. She studied classical piano,
music appreciation and theater at Andrews School for Girls in Willoughby,
Ohio. Later education was at Cuyahoga Community College, Lorain
Community College and the Cleveland Settlement of Music. During
her high school and college years, Stevie studied in many theaters
and performed in musicals.
repertoire spans from jazz to blues, contemporary, Latin and reggae. A
big influence in Stevie's music was her mother, who listened to
great jazz singers like Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Bessie
Smith, and Nina Simone. Her mother also exposed her to classical,
country and gospel music.
Stevie is currently working with Melvin Burks (her husband, who
has been another strong influence in her music), Eddie Baccus and
Cecil Rucker (vibes), Mr. Eddie Baccus, Jr. (sax) from Pieces
of Dream, Gregg Bandy (drums), and Tony Pulizzi (guitar)—with
whom she just finished her first recording with All My Love.
has performed in Cleveland, Jamaica, Detroit, Florida, Chicago,
New York and internationally. She recently completed a six-month
engagement in Seoul at the Grand InterContinental Seoul.
the past four years, Stevie has been consistently performing at
the Elyria Country Club, Hyde Park, Boarding House, Tangiers, Club
Isabelle, Akron Bond Court Hotel, Top of the Flats, Baldwin Wallace
College, Renaissance Hotel, and recently at two new jazz restaurants,
Kosta's and Pazzo's. She opened for Alex Boughon at Tangiers, CCC
Jazz Festival, The Women in Jazz. She has performed with the Latin
jazz band Roberto Ocassio Latin Jazz Project throughout the greater