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Sheila Hayes, the smooth, sultry, sophisticated jazz vocalist accumuates years of artistic and creative experiences. Having premiered/debuted in various settings throughout the USA, and abroad (via video) Ms. Hayes has received rave reviews about her vocal jazz performances. As a free-lance edutainer, Sheila has produced and performed her one Woman shows using jazz and storytelling as the primary medium of expression. One such piece includes, “Robert Remembers Sassy”, the life of Sarah Vaughan, which was performed before Iyanla Vanzant, noted world renowned author and lecturer. As a jazz vocalist, Sheila has had the pleasure of opening for Marion Meadows along with Sean Jones, (Trumpeter, Dana Graduate) Shedrick Hobbs,(veteran jazz percussionist) Jeff Bremer,(Acoustic Bassist, Dana Graduate) and Joe Kaplowitz, (jazz pianist, Dana Graduate). Ms. Hayes also was a contestant on BET ON JAZZ of which she won for her week, and also was chosen ARTIST OF THE WEEK on ” SONIC GARDEN”.
From her first CD project titled, “Sheila Hayes & Company LIVE!” Ms. Hayes wrote the tune “Uncle Raspus” which honors the memory of her late grandfather John Elmer Akins, with pianist Joe Kaplowitz. Proceeds from that project were donated to the Battered Women’s Shelters.
Daryl Alexander, Sr. of DAP Entertainment teamed with Ms. Hayes on her second CD. The single titled “Take A Chance” has received high ratings from radio audiences. This is the lyrical version of Mr. Alexander’s instrumental version “Let’s Take A Chance” from his “Tea For Two” CD.
While many artist set their sights on performing within the spectrum of the rainbow, the repertoire of hues which colours Ms. Hayes’ critical artistry has been more centrally located. Through the miracle of the internet Ms. Hayes can now reach for sun, the moon, the stars, and the hearts of those touched by lyrical music. Her mission is to provide healing to broken hearts wounded from broken promises of love and to restore unconditional love that lasts………………
SHEILA HAYES “TAKE A CHANCE” can also be found on REEL SOUND of MUSIC ABSOLUTELY JAZZ CD
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