Cheryl Richards, voice | Adam Caine, guitar | Nick Lyons, alto saxophone
Tracks 1,5,6,8,10 recorded by Jonathan Perl. New York, NY December 2012. Tracks 2,3,4,7,9 recorded by Jim Clouse, Park West Studios, Brooklyn, NY January 2015. Mixed and mastered by Jim Clouse, Park West Studios. Graphic design by Cheryl Richards. Cover and disc photos by Kristen Williams. Additional photography by Glenn Cornett, Sesthasak Boonchai and Cheryl Richards. Produced by Cheryl Richards.
Tracklist: 1. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Sam H. Stept & Sidney Clare 2. If I Had You – Jimmy Campbell & Reg Connelly Ted Shapiro with additional lyrics by Virg Dzurinko 3. A Sailboat in the Moonlight – Carmen Lombardo & John Jacob Loeb 4. Barbados – Charlie Parker with lyrics by Leroy Mitchell, Skeeter Spight & Sheila Jordan 5. The More I See You – Harry Warren & Mack Gordon 6. How Deep Is the Ocean – Irving Berlin 7. Foolin’ Myself – Jack Lawrence & Peter Tinturin 8. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Cole Porter 9. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell 10. My Melancholy Baby – Ernie Burnett & George A. Norton
moved to New York City in 2000 and has been singing jazz and improvised music since 2002.
In the last several years, she has performed at venues including the Stone, Why Not Jazz Room, and Zeb’s in Manhattan as well as iBeam, Galapagos Art Space, Connie’s Loft Space, Cafe Orwell, Clover’s Café, and Abigail’s in Brooklyn. She works regularly with musicians including Connie Crothers (piano), Nick Lyons (alto sax), Will Juhn (tenor sax), Adam Caine (guitar), Adam Lane (bass), and others. She also sings with vocalist Jay Clayton’s group, Different Voices.
Her newest CD, If I Had You, was released on New Artists Records in 2015.
Cheryl began singing at age 11 when she joined the award-winning Seattle Girls’ Choir. With the choir she toured Europe, the United States, and Canada and participated in numerous choral festivals and competitions. In 1993, she earned her BFA in music from Cornish College of the Arts and for many years, she primarily sang classical music. She is a co-founder of a Renaissance Vocal Quartet, Oriana (1993–1997), which performed at venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, recorded a CD of madrigals and Renaissance songs, and regularly participated in festivals including Bumbershoot and the Folklife Festival. She co-created and performed original music for a number of choreographers and dance companies, including Jeff Bickford Dance, and performed regularly at venues including On the Boards, the New City Theater, the Nippon Kan Theatre, and the Broadway Performance Hall. She is also a co-founder of the band Lionfish, which recorded a CD of original music and performed regularly throughout the Seattle area (1997–1999). She has self-produced concerts and events including a staged revue of songs from the 1930s at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (1999) and an evening of Spanish and Portuguese songs at Faust Harrison Pianos in Manhattan (2002).
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