Eric Everett Jazz Presents "Ladies of the Torch"
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Dynamic Drummer leads North Coast Quintet!
Featuring: Eric Everett-drums, David Thomas-piano, Reggie Redd-sax, Brian Gaudino-guitar, & Jeff Slater-bass.
Featured Vocalists: Charlene Smythe, Nancy Redd, & Michele Edwards.
For "Ladies of the Torch", these tremendous vocalists have selected songs by artists that inspire them such as Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, Roberta Flack, Diana Krall, and Diane Schuur.
Michele Edwards is a jazz songstress with smooth and sultry vocals that are sure to enter the mind, elevate the soul and leave you wanting more. A veteran vocalist who has extensive theatrical experience at Severance Hall, Playhouse Square and Karamu House, she has traveled internationally as a gospel vocalist.
Nancy Redd has opened for several Grammy Artists including the Four Tops, Solomon Burke, Jennifer Holiday and Legend Ronnie Laws. In addition to vocals, Nancy is an acclaimed flautist. She is no stranger to Cleveland jazz aficionados, and for years has held a monthly gig at The Brother's Lounge with her band, The Sounds of Jazz.
Charlene Smythe is an accomplished vocalist, returning to Cleveland from San Francisco where she toured with Melvin Seals and JGB. She has backup vocal credentials with Motown Records. Since returning to Cleveland, Charlene has performed with Alan Greene, Ernie Krivda, Butch Armstrong Band and Reginald Redd.
Eric Everett, leader, has nearly four decades of drumming experience, studying at Baldwin-Wallace with Dr. George Kiteley, and performing in CWRU's small group Jazz and Big Band ensembles under Director Pau