Always active on the music scene, touring jazz & blues artist Cheryl Hodge continues to delight audiences with her infectious, inventive songs; tinged with R&B influences; with an irreverent, fun edge (reminiscent of artists like Etta James and Ernestine Anderson).
Cheryl’s latest CD, “LIVING OFF THE GRID – Adventures on an Imperiled Planet” is her first “concept album”, and was already #10 in the U.S. Indie charts at Reverbnation a week after the album was released (Aug. 27th, 2016). She is a recent nominee in the 2016 Hollywood Music In Media Awards for her song “Senegal” from LIVING OFF THE GRID. Submitted for the 2016 Grammys, this one has a “cast of stars”, featuring Cheryl & renowned vocalist, Dee Daniels, in their R&B duet on “One Step At A Time”. Also along for the ride on the album are luminaries: bassist Stu Hamm (formerly with Steve Vai & Joe Satriani), percussionist Pat Mastelotto (presently with King Crimson), jazz guitar god John Stowell, keyboardist Jim Cox (presently on tour with James Taylor), David Longoria on trumpet, Josh Cook on sax, and on and on. A killer jazz/crossover Indie album, this one is probably Hodge’s finest, yet. Co-produced with Brian Cunningham, on JazzBoulevard.com Records.
Her previous album, “ONE DAY WHEN I WASN’T LOOKING” (a Jazz Vocal Album) was released 2014 on JazzBoulevard.com Records, and culminated in a string of jazz hits – making it all the way to #1 in the world for two months straight for her song, Cara Mia. Her song “Tree People” garnered BEST JAZZ SONG, 2013 at the HMMAs (Hollywood Music In Media Awards).