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Sherry Williams: Bio

BIO

Since she began singing as a professional, Sherry has had the good fortune to rarely be out of work. When she was a high school student in San Bernardino (California), she sang and toured with The Young Americans. At UCLA, she joined the acapella choir and worked with the famous Roger Wagner and the UCLA Choir, both in Los Angeles and Europe. She has also toured with Debbie Reynolds, Andy Gibb, and the legendary Johnnie Ray, to name a few.

In 1976, Sherry left The Eddie Kendricks tour and struck out on her own, touring Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Since returning to the United States after her last Asian tour in 1980, Sherry has acted in films and on television, has worked extensively in and around the Los Angeles and Denver areas in important jazz venues, nightclubs and festivals, and has recorded three solo CDs and two ensemble CDs. In 1997, she released her first CD, “The Way You Love Me”, to rave reviews. Her second release, “A Taste Of Sherry”, was on the 2003 Grammy ballot and one of the songs was used in the soundtrack of the film THE CORE. After that came “You Must Believe In Spring”, again to rave reviews.

During the past four years (2010-2013), Sherry toured Germany and Italy with Markus Burger and Jim Linahon, again working in important concert halls and jazz clubs. These tours have yielded one acclaimed ensemble CD, and a big band CD, recorded with the Café Nerly Big Band.

Sherry has worked with a multitude of jazz greats... Buddy Collette, Herbie Mann, Plas Johnson, “Sweets” Edison, Ann Patterson, Gerald “Wig” Wiggins, Al Viola, Herman Riley, Dave Pike, Eddie Cano, Lanny Morgan, Ross Tompkins, Earl Palmer, Bill Cunliffe, Andy Simpkins, Roy McCurdy, John Leitham, Jennifer Leitham, Ray Pizzi, Jim DeJulio, Paul Smith, Art Hillery, Terry Harrington, John Hammond, Roger Kellaway, Dave Benoit, Llew Matthews, John B. Williams, Tom Ranier, Patrice Rushen, Ralph Penland, Bob Magnusson, Joe LaBarbera....(& many more)
SHERRY WILLIAMS is first and foremost a singer - the 14-karat variety.