Stacy Carter has enjoyed a successful singing career that has crossed genres as well as the Pacific Ocean.
Born in San Mateo, California, Stacy's singing career began in the San Francisco Bay Area when her mother entered her in the California Miss Pageant System. She enjoyed the spotlight so much that throughout her school years she sang in her school choir and in numerous onstage musical productions. Her professional singing career began during her senior year of high school when she performed regularly at Great America in Santa Clara, California.
After moving to Southern California and singing locally in the Los Angeles club scene, Stacy's career took on an international flavor when she moved to Japan. During the three years she lived in Tokyo, Stacy opened for popular groups such as “Klymaxx” and “Lakeside.” She also sang with numerous Japanese and American acts, performed on TV, in clubs, and at the world famous Budokan. She has recorded an album, performed voiceovers for commercials, and modeled. It was while she was in Japan, her love for singing jazz standards began to blossom.
Since returning to the United States, Stacy has continued her singing career performing in places such as “KCSM Jazz on the Hill” Jazz Festival, Villa Montalvo, Stone Pine Estate in Carmel Valley, The Fairmont in San Jose and San Francisco, The Headly Room in Hotel DeAnza as well as the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. Stacy has also performed with Joel Nelson Productions and All Star Music where she performs for weddings, bar mitzvahs, and holiday parties of all types.
She has trained in Madeline Eastman’s Jazz Vocal workshop at The Berkeley School of Jazz. There she met and began working with Raz Kennedy, jazz vocalist extraordinaire (formerly with Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra). She has also studied under Nate Pruitt of Primary Colors.
Stacy had a three-month stint performing in the lounge at Yoshi’s in San Francisco. In 2013, she performed for three months at the Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel in Nagoya, Japan and had a six-month residency at the Miyakonojo Green Hotel in Japan. Stacy also performed for three months with Cravin’ Cajun at the Novotel Dubai Al Barsha before return for another six-month engagement at the Miyakonojo Green Hotel in 2015. Stacy has most recently been performing for the Five Star Absheron Hotel Group in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Stacy has been teaching for over 10 years. As a vocal instructor/performance coach, she has worked at Garage Band Academy, Melody Music Studios and at John Robert Powers where she was School Director as well as an acting coach.
She has also been a beauty pageant consultant, helping contestants with interview skills and poise. Her love for cultivating new talent and her ability to bring out the best in each student is why she goes beyond, for each and everyone. She genuinely cares about her students and always has their best interest at heart.