Cheryl in Song

Cheryl bioCheryl in Song is based in the Lower Hudson Valley region of New York, United States of America.  From this base, she shares her musical gift with the world.

In her native Jamaica, Cheryl found an unparalleled depth of self-expression in music that propelled her into becoming an avid singer and prolific songwriter.  Always a non-traditionalist, Cheryl defies categorization. In solo performance, Cheryl sings a little of this and a little of that; from Jazz to R&B Classics, with Inspirational, Caribbean Rhythms and Folk Tunes.  Cheryl’s musical arrangements employ an eclectic fusion of genres with heavy Jazz influence throughout. Her goal?  Delighting the senses… with music!

A Taste of Jazz”, Cheryl’s debut solo (EP) recording of Cheryl-stamped Jazz standards, elicited tremendous response.  Her follow-up album, “Cheryl …in Hymns” also received much acclaim.  This latter release is an exciting collective of hymnal favorites tastefully revamped in contemporary Reggae and Jazz stylings.  Cheryl also authored compositions that were published on compilation albums:Always by New Creation (1990) and In the Beginning …Jesus by Eagles Christian Theatre Troupe (1996).

Hailed as a musician ahead of her time, Cheryl co-founded two ground-breaking artistic teams that tour internationally and with whom she still performs occasionally, and which themselves have earned numerous awards.  Cheryl filled the roles of Vocalist, Songwriter, Music Director and Recording co-Producer with both groups.

Cheryl enjoys doing solo cabaret performances and is a recurring act at annual formal events.   Now based in the USA in New York state’s Lower Hudson Valley, her solo resume also includes the Summer Concert Series with the ABCs of Jazz, Lasdon Park, New York, USA, headlines at BeanRunner Jazz Cafe, New York, and the JFK Holiday Inn, Queens, New York.  Cheryl’s hauntingly clear voice and winsome smile at once charm and delight her audiences, drawing them into her private musical reverie, eventually releasing them refreshed and inspired.

This exciting singer/songwriter is indeed delighting the senses… with music!

a Taste of Jazz EP (CD)
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"…a taste of jazz" is Cheryl's debut solo recording, a charming EP, which includes endearing introductions of each song and reflects Cheryl’s personal stylings of well-known jazz favorites. Cheryl in Song, ...a taste of Jazz, Full set of 4 tracks (plus 3 tracks of personalized introductions).

Cheryl in Hymns Album (CD)
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Cheryl, along with the exquisitely talented Producer/Accompanist Jon Williams (Jamaica), has artistically crafted Hymnal favorites in contemporary style, grafting them deftly into the current era. At times the transition is mild and mostly familiar; then, it’s a startlingly refreshing contrast; and on other songs it is a comfortingly personalized poignancy. But this collective is not to be missed!! Your download will include a full complement of all 14 tracks. Listen to samples below.

ToJ Tr02 - Don't Get Around Much Anymore (DL)
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A peppy look at heartbreak in an enchanting arrangement of intricate melody & timing. From Cheryl ...a Taste of Jazz

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ToJ Tr04 - Summertime (DL)
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A hauntingly insightful and reflective arrangement with a minor entry that resolves to major strains. From Cheryl ...a Taste of Jazz

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ToJ Tr06 - Nature Boy (DL)
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The nyabinghi rhythms that Cheryl has inserted ring true behind these 1948 lyrics from the pen of Eden Ahbez. From Cheryl ..a Taste of Jazz.

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ToJ Tr07 - Straighten Up & Fly Right (DL)
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Cheryl begins this comical, fun song with narrated lyrics, in a marked departure from the traditional arrangement and takes it even further with intricate adlibbing vocal accompaniments. From Cheryl ...a Taste of Jazz.

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Nature Boy (Extended Reggae Version) (DL)
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In this extended reggae version of Nature Boy, Cheryl has added a reprise to her Taste of Jazz version by engaging a well-known reggae melody for a provocative amalgam.

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a Taste of Jazz EP (DL)
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Cheryl in Hymns Album (DL)
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CIH - 02 - What A Friend We Have In Jesus
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In this unique rendition of the well-known hymn, Cheryl employs a variety of rhythmic styles, including Jazz, Reggae and Nyabinghi. Result: The highly enjoyable unfolding story of a great friend! From the Cheryl ...in Hymns album

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CIH - 03 - Be Still My Soul
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Cheryl's soulful rendition somehow brings the listener to a place of surrender; from the Cheryl ...in Hymns album
CIH - 04 - Just A Closer Walk With Thee
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The simplicity of Cheryl's presentation in this beloved hymn only underscores the soulful sincerity of her entreaty: "Just a Closer Walk with Thee...." From the Cheryl ...in Hymns album
CIH - 05 - Precious Lord Take My Hand
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Engaging a fresh melody, Cheryl's delivery of this hymnal favorite is passionate and spirit-filled; The featured track from the Cheryl ...in Hymns album.
CIH - 06 - Go Tell It On The Mountain
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Cheryl lends a sassily impudent rhythm and feel to this hymnal favorite; from the Cheryl ...in Hymns album
CIH - 07 - Fairest Lord Jesus
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A delightfully charming arrangement; In Cheryl's lilting melodic tones the song transmits echoes of a child's heart; from the Cheryl ...in Hymns album
CIH - 08 - O Sacred Head Now Wounded
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The adulation in this pathos-filled presentation is easily apparent; from the Cheryl ...in Hymns album
CIH - 09 - My Faith Looks Up To Thee
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A sassy rhythm behind this hymnal classic takes it to new places; from the Cheryl ...in Hymns album
CIH - 10 - Great Is Your Faithfulness
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Cheryl's deceptively artless arrangement of the beloved hymn crescendoes to a majestic conclusion; from the Cheryl ...in Hymns album
CIH - 11 - When I survey The Wondrous Cross
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A beautifully simple presentation of this well-known and beloved hymn, arranged with a choral effect; from the Cheryl ...in Hymns album
CIH - 12 - O Sacred Head, Now Wounded - Narrated
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Featuring Holmes Lindsay IV - A modern day exposition of Christ's ridiculous love and sacrifice as portrayed in the hymn, O Sacred Head; delivered in contemporary slang from the heart of Holmes Lindsay IV; from the Cheryl ...in Hymns album
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