A musical journey from the era when the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin ruled the airways. In addition to Ella and Aretha, this showcase pays tribute to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, Etta James, Martha and The Vandellas, Mary Wells and Gladys Knight
Performer: Vocalist / Songwriter / Band Leader / Entrepreneur Rhonda Denét is hailed as a virtuoso that lends her flair to every song she sings. Her repertoire covers the gamut ranging from the American Songbook to Top 40 radio in addition to her inspirational original compositions. Based in Jersey City, New Jersey, the jazz/soul vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader makes a full-time living doing what she loves. Ms. Denét began studying music at an early age. Her passion led her to earn a Bachelor of Music from New York University and a graduate degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University’s School of Music. Since 2007, she has been active in the professional music scene with several New York area bands including her own trio/quartet, The Bad Cats. In 2010, she released a self-produced EP of original music entitled "Another Day" which was followed by a full-length live album, “Bliss & The Eclectic Soul” in the Spring of 2013. Her latest project,“Perfectly Human,” was released in January 2017. In addition, she is proud to be the founder and primary performer for the Silver Fox Songs showcase series, a program that brings live music to appreciative populations at various community service organizations and celebrates American classics from Jazz to Soul. As a result of the global pandemic, all live performances were canceled. Denét knew music could offer hope and peace during such a challenging time. Answering the call, Soul Good Serenades was born. For those discerning fans of music that moves you, this is an opportunity to be a part of the creation process. The result isa one-of-a-kind dedication that is as individual as those it celebrates. By developing a service that yields a digital and internet-based product, Rhonda continues to expand her Soul Good Music brand into a new medium that reaches beyond a single live performance or limited local area.
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