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Sherwood Sledge

 

 

 

 Short Bio:

Sherwood Sledge hails from Baltimore, Maryland, moved to the City of Los Angeles in 1964, and immediately began singing in the gospel community until 1970, when he formally expanded his vocal talents in the rhythm and blues, jazz and pop music entertainment circles.

Since that time, Sherwood is recognized in the music world as an exciting contemporary modern day jazz vocalist, with a voice quality likened to Arthur Prysock, Herb Jeffries and Billy Eckstein.

Sherwood Sledge appeared with such renowned artists as Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, Freda Payne, and many, many more. Per request of Quincy Jones, Sherwood sang on the Famed "Roots" album by Quincy Jones and was distinguished with a gold album.


Sherwood Sledge is a unique vocal talent, and enjoyed by all who experience his superior voice quality and range. His vocal talent and music knowledge is a special gift. How does one describe Sherwood Sledge? Is he a Jazz Vocalist? A Blues Man? A Gospel Singer? Jazz lovers will insist that his music sounds unmistakably like Jazz. Blues devotees will resonate with Sherwood's clearly blues point of view. And anyone familiar his work with Quincy Jones, or who has ever heard Sherwood sing as featured soloist with the First AME church choir in Los Angeles will peg him as one of the world's most inspired gospel singer.

Why even debate the issue? Here is the delightful fact of the matter: Sherwood Sledge is uniquely himself. Whether he is singing a jazz standard or a Fats Domino song, Sherwood brings a level of sincerity and emotion to his music that is truly amazing.

 

Credits include:

Motion Picture Soundtracks
* All This and World War II -- 20th Century Records
* Blacula -- RCA Victor
 

Television Soundtracks
* James Baldwins "Go Tell It On The Mountain"
Original Soundtrack for "Roots"
 

Albums/CD's
* Quincy Jones "I Heard That" -- A & M Records
* Quincy Jones "Roots" -- A & M Records
* Billy Mitchell "Faces" -- Optimistic Records
* Cheryl Barnes "Cheryl" -- Optimistic Records
* Ike Jones -- Great Vision Records
* Solid Gold Hits
* Sherwood Sledge - Love Me By Name 
* Sherwood Sledge - Love Affairs
 

 

Awards
* Gold Album for Quincy Jones Production of "Roots"
 

Television Appearances
* Black Omnibus
* ABC Production of "Roots"
* PBS TV Production "Rebop Show"
* Dick Clark Live with Diana Ross
* Barbara Walters TV Special with Diana Ross
* Donna Summer TV Special
 

Appearances and Vocal Background Recordings For
* Quincy Jones
* Patti La Belle
* Etta James
* Carole King
* Natalie Cole
* Bobby Vinton
* Lou Rawls
* Diana Ross
* Dionne Warwick
* Donna Summer
* James Earl Jones
* Sonny and Cher
 

Recordings
* Your Smallest Wish -- Atco Records
* Whose Supposed To Be Raising Who -- Stax Records
* I Heard That -- A & M Records
* What Good Is A Song? -- A & M Records
 

Concerts include
* Beverly Theatre with Patti La Belle
* Hollywood Bowl with Donna Summer
* Quincy Jones Concert Tour
* Greek Theatre
* Inner City Cultural Center
* Santa Maria Convention Hall
* Universal Amphitheatre
* Venice Music Festival


Benefits and Charity Appearances include
* B'Nai Brith Armed Forces Day
* Campaign for David Cunningham
* NAACP Benefits
* United Way
* USO Shows
 

Honors
* Los Angeles Citation of Merit from the Mayor's Youth Council
* Cirtificate of Recognition awarded for Outstanding Service from
US Air Force Aerospace Defense Command
* An Accolade from General Creighton W. Abrams for service to Armed Forces

 

 

 For information and Bookings contact:

 

Tina Walker
Los Angeles Music Agency
PO Box 4441
Valley Village, CA, 91617, USA

Tel:+1 (818) 506-7006
Email:
tina@kingedwardmusic.com 

 


 

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