Los Angeles, CA, February 11, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- A fresh and powerful new voice from the contemporary jazz scene, Cheryl Barnes (www.CherylDBarnes.com), recently released her full-length album Listen To This. This week, Cheryl’s jazzy rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Come In From The Cold” debuted at #43 on the Mediabase Smooth A/C chart two spots above Grammy Award winner Sam Smith. Her album has also come in at #7 on SmoothJazz.com’s Most Added chart and #34 on SmoothJazz.com’s Radar Chart. Listen To This was produced by Rahn Coleman who has worked with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Barry White, Ray Charles and Tom Jones. Barnes' show will be under the musical direction of the executive producer of Listen To This, Keyboardist Phillip Cabasso.
She was just nominated, in two categories, for a Black Women in Jazz & The Arts award for her single “Like Jazz”. The categories are Best Black Female Record of the Year and Best Black Female Video of the Year. The Black Women in Jazz (BWIJ) awards is a black tie event that features a night of glamour and elegance showcasing the immense talent that black women have in jazz and in the arts. Their mission is to create a greater awareness of the many vital contributions that African American Female artists have made in the past, present and the future of jazz. BWIJ celebrates the amazing work of known artists, spotlights the up and coming artists, and honors the sophisticated ladies who present such phenomenal work. You can vote for Cheryl in both categories here at: http://bit.ly/BWIJ-Voting.
Barnes’ mystical soul-jazz ballad “Come With Me” has also been receiving spins on more than 60 terrestrial and internet stations in the smooth jazz format. This includes Music Mix USA with its 5 million potential viewers, as well as Video Diversity, IndieMusic.tv, MoviesOnline.im and more. It was also nominated for a “Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA)” for best jazz song! In a recent interview with All Access Music, Cheryl describes her enthusiasm for the HMMA Award nomination in addition to explaining, “I follow where my musical self takes me at any given time. I strive for an open heart, courage and an open mind when I sing so that what comes out is authentic. It is me.” Read more of this interview at All Access Music at: http://bit.ly/1BF1HUA.
Barnes worked with award-winning videographer David West for her recent music video for “Come With Me” on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/1wSCNfI. The video features her singing at many of Southern California’s most iconic locations and is being featured on SmoothJazz.com Global Radio and SmoothTravel Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.
For more information on Cheryl, visit www.CherylDBarnes.com. For Press Inquiries, contact: Gale Rosenberg at Web ‘n Retail. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 1.818.453.8777
Stay connected with Cheryl on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/officialcherylbarnes on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/jazzycheryl and on ReverbNation at: http://www.reverbnation.com/cherylbarnes.
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