Stephen Wise & the Edge
Stephen Wise, Creative Director ITM
Stephen Wise—recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and leader of The Edge—brings a 20 year-track-record of phenomenal success in the entertainment industry to your Wedding, Gala Event, or Mitzvah.
Discovered by Stevie Wonder—Stephen was a featured vocalist on several of Stevie’s records including “Jungle Fever” & “Characters.” He also has performed and recorded with Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men, The Roots, Britney Spears, and Teena Marie, while gaining global visibility by winning a semi-finalist spot on Ed McMahon’s “Star Search” in the male vocalist category.
Stephen Wise & The Edge are often praised as “incomparable, dynamic, and awesome performers,” always creating “an amazing party.” Admirers often describe Stephen as “confident, smooth and charismatic,” and rave about his “sweet, soulful singing.” In a recent interview with a national wedding magazine, Stephen gave out the secret of his success: “It has always been my mission to create events where the music feels so good it makes you wanna scream ahhhhoo!!! on the dance floor. This is what we do, every time.”
The reputation of Stephen Wise is unsurpassed. He has appeared at over 500 weddings, gala events, corporate parties, and mitzvahs. A few career highlights include performing at weddings and special events for such notables as:
- Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell
- Harold Katz, former owner of the Philadelphia 76ers
- Ronald Bell, original member of Kool & the Gang
- Hess Family of the Hess Gas Station chain
- Nelson Mandela, when he appeared at the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles, CA
Stephen also performs as Katriel, showcasing original music from his acclaimed CDs, on which he plays various flutes, saxophones and keyboards, as well as aboriginal didgeridoos, conch shells and Native/African drums. Stephen Wise – Katriel has been called shaman, healer, sage, wise man and more through the “beautiful noise” his music makes. As part of his commitment and passion to the performing arts, Stephen develops and records innovative new artists. He humbly states, “I am in service to humanity through my music.”
Stephen Wise & The Edge are the Delaware Valley’s premiere private party band. They deliver excitement on all fronts, captivating and enchanting crowds nationally and internationally whenever they hit the stage.
What more can we say! Stephen Wise & The Edge are the perfect entertainment choice for your Wedding, Gala Event, or Mitzvah!