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October 27, 2008

Vocal ReTreat Inspires Singers

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz vocal, Canada

Sherry Kennedy Vocal ReTreat

Sherry Kennedy’s
Vocal ReTreat
Oct. 31 to Nov 2
Rundlestone Manor, Banff

Studying Voice and Music in the Rocky Mountains

Aspiring and experienced singers have an opportunity to spend a full weekend studying when Sherry Kennedy’s Vocal ReTreat takes place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 at the Rundlstone Manor in Banff, Alberta.

Singer, actor, songwriter and voice coach Sherry Kennedy has put together a weekend workshop that presents a rare opportunity for students to study and perform with an ensemble of leading Calgary musicians. Joined by fellow vocalist Cindy McLeod, Derek Stoll (piano), John Hyde (bass) and teve Foster (drums), Sherry Kennedy’s Vocal ReTreat is designed for students of all skill levels and walks of life. During the weekend, students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with clinicians and musicians in sessions that cover topics such as voice production, presentation, career development and more. The weekend will culminate in a public concert performance by students and the band on the final evening.

Alberta-born, Sherry Kennedy is a highly versatile performer with a powerful, vibrant voice that crosses effortlessly from jazz to blues, gospel, country and funk. The international recording artist has released five albums and appeared at venues across North America and Europe in a range of musical formats from duo to big band. Sherry’s impressive talents have earned her a strong following in Europe, where she’s toured twice and continues to enjoy strong radio presence, including seeing her song Rockies in the Rain, (composed by Canadian songwriting legend Tom Wilson) hit number one on the ECMA charts, while her CD release Ordinary Woman, sat on the ECMA carts for more than 40 weeks.

Sherry also lists a lengthy career in theatre, television, film, and radio, including several years spent as Edmonton’s Klondike Kate and acting as a cultural ambassador for Canadian Tourism. Combining her songwriting and performance talents to create several Repertory Theatre works, Sherry writes the scripts, librettos and often the music as well as stars in theme productions such as Wonderful Women of Song, Minestrone for the Ears, and the Canadiana piece, Champagne West.

for more info visit www.sherrykennedy.com

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