Sharón Clark ~ "Blame It On My Youth"
2 Drink Minimum
One of today's most innovative jazz vocalists re-imagines seminal songs of the 60s and 70s. Discover the widely acclaimed DC sensation, and see why JazzTimes calls Sharón Clark "a revelation."
Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe. Her most recent release, “Do it Again — My Tribute to Shirley Horn,” is on its third printing, and she grabs top honors wherever she goes.
Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival's American Traditions Competition. She then took first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which offers a $2,500 prize along with a featured appearance with the Baltimore Symphony.
Ms. Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on the National Mall and the historic Lincoln Theater. The Cape May Jazz Festival has hosted Ms. Clark three times by popular demand. She has toured Russia multiple times, as well as Europe, and will make her debut in Israel in 2013. Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones.
Famed bassist Keter Betts invited Ms. Clark to be the featured vocalist for his 75th Birthday Celebration, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. Clark also has appeared as a soloist with the Richmond Symphony. In addition, Ms. Clark performed by invitation for President William Jefferson Clinton and other dignitaries at a retreat sponsored by the Democratic National Committee. Ms. Clark also appears regularly at Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C.
For more information about Sherón Clark, visit her website at http://www.chrisgrassomusic.com/sharon_clark/index.htm