PERFORMING ARTIST- LEAD & BACKGROUND VOCALIST
Bold, authentic, spirit-lifting, soulful, jazzy, funky, and precision encapsulate the artistic essence of vocalist Sherry WilsonButler. With her voice and magnetic stage presence, she has an-innate ability to root an audience into the depths of a song sheis dissecting. Conscious of what an artist is charged to do, Sherry Wilson Butler, definitively directs the energy of her vocal deliverance to affect an audience in a range of emotions from healing, love, grief, inspiration, determination, motivation, and passion. Audiences rise to their feetas she sings, eagerly anticipating her next note. Her sultry, deep contralto voice, leading to comparisons of artists like Sarah Vaughn, Betty Carter, Phyllis Hyman, and Dianne Reeves has captivated audiences for more than 30 years in cities across the United States as well as Europe and the Caribbean.
Wilson Butler has been winning in music & education for years. A part of her legacy includes her Platinum Award for her vocal performance on Teddy Pendergrass’ CD “It’s Time For Love.”Butler is deep rooted in the “Philly Sound.Artists whom she has performed with include Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, Gerald Veasley, MonnetteSudler, John Blake, Derrick Hodges-bassist with Terrance Blanchard, trumpeter-Duane Eubanks, Justin Faulkner-drummer with Branford Marsalis, the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, and percussionist Doc Gibbs, among others.Sherry’s performances in highly acclaimed venues include the London Palladium; Toshi’s& Carnegie Hall-NY; LA’s Greek Theater; Academy of Music-Phila., PA; International festival circuit- Cape May, NJ, Venice-Verona, Italy, Anguilla, W.I., Germany, England.