Stefano Minder is a jazz-soul vocalist, composer, and pianist. He was born in Switzerland, to a Swiss father and a German mother but was raised in Italy. Stefano studied classical and jazz music from a very young age and quickly began to specialize in singing, song writing, and performing. He released his first self-produced and self-promoted album in 2017 called "Love Through My Eyes."
Stefano studied with some of Europe's most well-known jazz singers and artists including Elisabetta Antonini and Maria Pia de Vito. He pursued his professional course of study at the Saint Louis College of Music in Rome, Italy, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in jazz voice and minored in jazz piano, improvisation, jazz arrangement, and classical harmony. In 2016, Stefano won an Erasmus scholarship and spent one semester at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig, Germany. In 2018, Stefano started studying in the New York Jazz Master course at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, Netherlands.
Stefano has performed at many renowned festivals, concerts, and music events across Italy, Switzerland, and Germany, including but not limited with the Stefano Minder Trio at the Roma Jazz Festival in 2010 and the Roma Jammin’ Festival in 2015, and with the Burnoguala 'Large Vocal Ensemble’ at the Ravello Music Festival in July 2016. This is the same festival at which many world-renowned jazz artists such as Maria Joao, Norma Winstone, Ralph Towner, and Wayne Shorter perform.
Since 2017, Stefano has been continuously touring throughout numerous European cities and even further in Georgia and Australia. Stefano has collaborated with artists such as Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Sashal Vasandani, Melissa Aldana, J.D. Walter, Freddie Bryant, Michael Moore and Michael Philip Mossman.