Hodge came to visit us from Nelson, (B.C.), Canada, and delighted visitors
to the Papermoon
(heart of jazz in Erie, Pennsylvania) on the first
Saturday of May. She performed a set
at the piano, playing and singing standards. She then joined forces with
Bear for three sets of jazz, including many of her original
compositions. Cheryl has two CDs available [ at
jazzboulevard.com ] which contain many of her earlier originals, a few
of which she pulled out of her hat for this evening of fine music.
In addition to her incredible technique, range, and flawless intonation,
she brings a pure pleasure to her performance, and a deep desire to have a
good time. She is a gifted and talented performer and composer, and
somehow manages to survive gigging with the untamable Cat's A Bear! We
hope to be doing more work together in the future, including some
recording and performing in the U.S. and Canada.
I took these shots during a trio performance of one of Cheryl's ballads,
with Phil joining in towards the end.
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