Sherry Winston and her band’s music is diverse and progressive, with compositions from Jazz Masters pianist Horace Silver, saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, pop icon Stevie Wonder, and Grammy Award and Platinum recording artist Beyonce. Sherry’s own “Symphonic Rock Suite #3” and “Mr. D’s Funky Sweet” will also be featured. There is something for all ages with Sherry's music being melodic and accessible. Her words and stories will offer inspiration for this year’s challenges and beyond.
This concert is made possible by the generosity of the Maurer Family Foundation.
In case you missed the event, you may watch the recorded program here.
Sherry Winston has performed in many of the major concert halls throughout the U.S., including Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall, Lincoln Center and at the Kennedy Center. She is a musician, composer, and businesswoman who handles all of her own bookings, negotiating, and management of her band. Sherry performed with Stevie Wonder in New York City to honor the legendary Hal Jackson on his 97th birthday. She also had the honor of performing for two sitting presidents: For President and Mrs. Clinton during their last holiday party at the White House and for former President George H.W. Bush at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.
Sherry has been featured in The New York Times, Ebony, Black Enterprise, Essence, and More magazines. She has been a featured guest on the Today show and Emeril Live and has co-hosted and performed on eight shows for BET TV.
Sherry has released 6 CDs, with her first Do It For Love, going to #1 on BRE and the Black Excellence Charts. Love Madness and Life is Love & Love is You were Top 10 at Billboard Magazine.
Richard Cummings (keyboards) studied piano at the Juilliard School of Music and at the University of Detroit. He has performed with Harry Belafonte, conductor Zubin Mehta, internationally known Hugh Masekela, Wayne Shorter, renowned singer Dianne Reeves, playright/producer George C. Wolfe, the classic Three Mo' Tenors, writer/producer Melvin Van Peebles, writer Iyanla Vanzant, and singer Letta Mbulu.
Steve Clarke (bassist/composer) has performed with Marion Meadows, Estaban, Tom Browne, Victor Fields, The Five Satins, Ben E. King, The Drifters, Coasters, and Sam & Dave. He has released seven albums under his own name, with his latest featuring Mike Stern, and has performed on more than 55 albums with other artists. Clarke has toured Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Romania as well as throughout U.S. with various groups.
Joe Ham (drums) has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Gloria Gaynor, Sam & Dave, The Platters, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Marvellettes, and Tom Browne. In addition, Clarke has performed for TV shows The Cosby Show, A Different World, and Living Single. He won a Grammy for the Deniece Williams album This is my Song.