CHERYL HODGE, BIO, 2021
Cheryl Hodge is an international jazz & blues touring/recording artist and songwriter who loves to visit all styles, depending on the occasion. Known for the past decade around Bellingham for her "Singers Saturdays", Hodge first made a splash in 2013 with her win for "BEST JAZZ SONG" at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards. Cheryl's latest release is the single she wrote after working with people with dementia called, “To Walk In My Shoes”, available on Spotify. Her previous CD, "LIVING OFF THE GRID - Adventures on an Imperiled Planet" was her first "concept album", and propelled to #2 in the U.S./World Indie charts at Reverbnation.com; a month after the album was released. She was a nominee in the 2016 Hollywood Music In Media Awards for her song "Senegal" from LIVING OFF THE GRID. Submitted for the 2016 Grammys, Hodge’s "Grid CD" 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), 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. Hodge has 13 recorded albums to her credit (some being guest appearances; she recorded all female background vocal tracks on 1990's "Lost Souls" by The Raindogs on ATCO records).
Awards & Nominations
Hodge's song, TREE PEOPLE received the award for "Best Jazz Song" at the HMMAs (Hollywood Music In Media Awards). She's also received the Grindie Award (from RadioIndy.com). "INDIGO" (2009) is a high energy jazz fusion album, with Juno winning trumpet player, Brad Turner, Saxophonist Tom Colclough, and guitar greats John Stowell & Cliff Maddix; and the smoking hot rhythm section of bassist Dave Captein and drummer Charlie Doggett. Hodge is available for tour booking, through this website. Hodge has dual citizenship (US/CANADIAN); making touring all that much less of a hassle! At her Reverbnation fan site, you can find out about upcoming tours and most recent videos. See you there!
Cheryl Hodge's CDs (Discography) include: (CherylHodge.com Records - formerly known as JazzBoulevard.com Records
- (2019) - TO WALK IN MY SHOES (Single Release)
- (2017) - LIVING OFF THE GRID
- (2016) - SOOTHED BODY, CALM SPIRIT (New Age Album)
- (2015) - ONE DAY WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING
- (2011) - ROOTS DON'T LIE
- (2009) - INDIGO
- (2009) - The Cheryl Hodge Group, "Live At Ella's"
- (2007)- HERES OR THERES (with John Stowell)
- (2006) - ORIGINAL ARTICLE
- (2003) - LIVE AND ALIVE
- (1997) - STRINGS, NECKS & CHORDS
- (1990)- TONIGHT I'M WEARING BASIC BLACK