'Hodge has a striking voice. Her range is impressive....' - Kyle O'Brien, Jazz Society of Oregon 'Her 8ve leaps and pitch-perfect landings evoke Portland great Nancy King...' The Oregonian, Lynn Darroch Hodge's latest CD (Oct. 08 release, 'Indigo') includes Cheryl with jazz guitar god, John Stowell; Juno winning trumpet/flugel player Brad Turner, and sax great Tom Colclough. This new CD is a real barnburner; focussing on fusion (not unlike Roy Hargrove's groove.) The songs Indigo, Far and Guide to Recovery are good examples of the NEW Hodge sound. Her original grooves are infectious; but this newest sound dwarfs the others! With over 20 years of playing jazz & blues with the finest musicians in North America, & Canada, Cheryl Hodge has made her mark as a performer, vocalist, adjudicator, clinician & author. 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 co-written & performed alongside: John Stowell (whom she recently co-wrote an album of originals with), Hugh Fraser; and performed with Dee Daniels, & countless others. There are annual tours which include jazz festivals, clinics and club performances. Most recently, Hodge is celebrating the release of a new 'best of' compilation of originals; called, 'Cheryl Hodge: Original Article', available through CDBaby.com, and her website, jazzboulevard.com.
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