Stephen is a filmmaker and writer residing in New York City. His most recent project is a documentary film he directed for the American rock band Kings of Leon called “Talihina Sky”.
His love of music guided Stephen’s early career as he developed several young rock bands. He then managed the recording studios of musician and songwriter Tommy Sims (known for Eric Clapton’s hit Change The World and Tommy’s solo album Peace And Love).
Following a stint in music publishing where he signed Grammy-winning producer/songwriter Andrew Ramsey (India.Arie) and Nathan & Caleb Followill (Grammy-winning Kings of Leon), Stephen served as A&R representative at Atlantic Records.
Stephen’s first film, “Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon”, had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and UK premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2011.
Stephen admits to knowing just a little about soul music and very little about jazz, but he looks forward to broadening his musical knowledge, like Ahmet Ertegun challenged him to do, through the development of SoulandJazz.com.