|What's up: Top 10 U.S. Indie band, Cheryl Hodge (Reverbnation.com); touring musician; lively, bluesy vocalist/songwriter, has a new hit out: "One Step At A Time" an R&B duet with premiere vocalist, Dee Daniels! Once again, Hodge has been nominated for BEST JAZZ SONG (2016) for her song "Senegal" (Hollywood Music In Media Awards). She has been enjoying the limelight of 2015; basking in recent hits from her previous albums,"One Day When I Wasn't Looking", and her BLUES/PARTY CD, "ROOTS DON'T LIE", with the song "That's Why I'm Here" being nominated for Best Blues Song, 2011 at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. (Her song "INDIGO" was nominated the previous year for Best Jazz Song; also at the HMMAs). 2016 INTERVIEW in ALL ABOUT JAZZ, here. Radio INTERVIEW on NPR.
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Cheryl has also received the GRINDIE Award from RadioIndy.com. She's enjoyed the #1 and #2 spots many times in Latin Beat Magazine, New Jersey with her songs, "Guide To Recovery", "Caribe", and " I Feel What I Feel, When I Feel It". "THAT'S WHY I'M HERE" was played on COAST to COAST A.M. show with GEORGE NOORY, where Cheryl was selected as a "featured artist of the month". There are lots of touring dates in the works, right now. To stay on top of where Cheryl is at, maybe you might want to join her FANCLUB at ReverbNation; or even join her on Facebook?!
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Right on the heels of INDIGO, Hodge surprized everyoneby releasing a "New Orleans feel" blues CD called, "ROOTS DON'T LIE". You can hear cuts/purchase your INDIGO (Jazz CD) or ROOTS DON'T LIE (Party/Blues CD) downloads now, at Cheryl's site: cherylhodge.com.
2013 is turning out to be a big year for Cheryl Hodge. But much of Hodge's accomplishments began when she completed her high energy fusion album, "INDIGO" (2009) with Juno winning trumpet player, Brad Turner, Saxophonist Tom Colclough, and guitar greats John Stowell & Cliff Maddix; and her smoking hot rhythm section; with bassist Dave Captein and drummer Charlie Doggett; Hodge is raring to go (bring on the tours!) She's celebrating her newly found dual citizenship (US/CANADIAN); making touring all that much less of a hassle!
With over 20 years of playing & touring with some of the finest jazz musicians in the U.S. & Canada, Hodge is a gifted pianist and isn't afraid to visit the outer stretches of "scatting" territory. Her first love, however remains (and most likely forever will be...) composing.
Hodge has performed alongside: John Stowell, Mike Stern, Dan Balmer, Hugh Fraser, Dee Daniels, & countless others. Here are links to some of her accomplices. There are annual tours which include jazz festivals, clinics and club performances. Hodge has also been know to diverge into film scores, and musical direction. Recent projects include the job of musical director (with acting director Frederick Edell), in a theatrical production of Cole Porter's "You Never Know", and vocal direction in Little Shoppe of Horrors.
Musical accomplishments include her book with companion mp3 audio exercises: ""A Singer's Guide to the Well-Trained & Powerful Voice"(see below), which you may order from this site
Hodge graduated with a degree from Berklee College of Music, in Boston where she taught music for 8 years. Students have included: Paula Cole (top ten, pop), Frazee Ford (of The Be Good, Tanyas) and Kyle Gordon (famous studio vocalist). Since then, she has recorded her vocals on several labels; including Warner Brothers and Atco Records (The Raindogs first release, 1990).
Formerly a professor at Berklee College of Music, Hodge formerly headed up the Vocal Dept. at Selkirk College, in the cozy artistic mecca known as Nelson, B.C., Canada. There she also teaches Songwriting, Arranging, and Business of Music. Most of Hodge's touring happens in the summer; with a few winter forays. In the meantime, Hodge writes articles and does various recording projects.
Here's an article Cheryl wrote for a songwriter site:
Recently, Cheryl received the highly coveted, "Grindie Award" for her INDIGO CD!
To keep in touch with where Cheryl is playing, just click on"Schedule", where you'll be filled in on what's happening with gig dates.
For bookings feel free to email her