Stephanie Francke (1989) is an alto and soprano saxophone player based in Rotterdam. Having graduated fron the Rotterdam Conservatory in 2012, she was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Jazz prize and released her first album, Florigen, earlier this year. The album marks the debut of the Stephanie Francke Quartet, featuring Koen Schalkwijk on piano, Thomas Pol on double bass and Niek de Bruijn on drums.In 2013, the group were selected for the finals of the EBU European Jazz Competition. Due to a scheduling conflict of winning act Kapok, the Stephanie Francke Quartet will now be playing their "Winner's Concert" instead. It won't be Francke's debut at the festival: she performed there before, as a featured soloist with the Codarts Big Band.