Cheryl Hodge / About
Let's follow each other on Spotify, too! (Browser name: "The Cheryl Hodge Group"!) The Cheryl Hodge Group's 2016 album, "Living Off the Grid" is finally out! Included on the album: bassist Stu Hamm (played with Steve Vai & Joe Satriani), Pat Mastelotto (from King Crimson & Mister Mister), Dee Daniels (jazz & blues vocal star), Jim Cox (on tour with James Taylor), David Longoria (trumpet phenom), guitar god John Stowell, sax star Josh Cook and more! Purchase any of Cheryl's top ten jazz hits for only 99 cents a tune at itunes or at (expired link) Lively jazz & blues singer, songwriter, Cheryl Hodge recently received the award for BEST JAZZ SONG, 2013 (Hollywood Music In Media Awards), on Nov. 21, 2013 at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood for her song "Tree People" about the endangered Awa Tribe in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest; and is submitted for Best Jazz Vocal Album for the 57th Grammys (slated for 2015). She has just completed a summer tour promoting her brand new CD: “One Day When I Wasn't Looking”, with guitarist John Stowell, and a host of west coast greats.
Cheryl Hodge is always on the scene, and with recent hits from her previous Blues CD, "Roots Don't Lie", this jazz/blues/R&B celeb is one busy woman. Hollywood critic Jim DeCicco (of the Hollywood Music In Media Awards) called her Blues recording: "A masterfully produced contemporary (Chicago) jazz/blues release that
is fresh and vivid. World class performances and arrangements – a must for any true music lover's collection."
Still enjoying some success from her 2007 jazz release, "INDIGO", featuring Cheryl along with guitar great, John Stowell, Juno winner Brad Turner on trumpet, Tom Colclough on sax, along with a host of musical phenoms; Downbeat critic, Bob Protzman said of Indigo: "In the seemingly eternal debate about who or what is or isn't a jazz singer, anybody with ears would without hesitation and with great enthusiasm cite Cheryl Hodge as the real thing."
Hodge is the winner of the GRINDIE Award ((expired link)). She's been featured as an "emerging artist" of the month, on Coast to Coast AM Radio with George Noory. She is also the author of "A Singer's Guide to the Well-Trained & Powerful Voice". She served for 8 years on voice faculty at Berklee College of Music, and for 21 years at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC, Canada