Cheryl Barnes “Come With Me”

Cheryl BarnesArtist:
David West
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July 24, 2014


Cheryl Dyrithe Barnes is a classically trained jazz singer in possession of remarkable depth, range and technique. Beloved around the world as a captivating live performer, Cheryl shied away from making records for nearly a decade. Now in 2014, Ms. Barnes returns with her fourth and finest album to date, a studio recording entitled Listen To This for which every one of the twelve selections is a personally inspired gem. From this album we are pleased to bring you her newest video “Come With Me.”

She has shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Lou Rawls, J.J. Johnson and Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. in Los Angeles, she has performed in acclaimed venues including The Parisian Room, Memory Lane, The Baked Potato, The Jazz Bakery and Catalina Bar & Grill. Backing her live and in the studio have been some of the finest in jazz, among them bassists James Hughart, Tony Dumas, David Levray and Robert Russell, drummers Ralph Penland, Quentin Dennard and Kendall Kaye, pianist Bill Cunliffe, and trumpeter Carl Saunders.

Beginning at age 9 through college, Cheryl amassed 16 years of formal classical vocal training which led to appearances with symphony orchestras in Denver, Florida and Wisconsin. The rigorous programming reinforced her innate abilities and enabled her to move with ease between musical genres. Yet the road always led back to jazz. Cheryl confesses. “I have great respect for those that live the discipline of classical music like my cousin Thomas Young (the esteemed classical tenor and educator) who once told me, ‘classical singing is an athletic event!’ I used the music that I learned from classical but never felt like if I sing that, I couldn’t sing this. I don’t sing like Leontyne Price or Rene Fleming, but I can sing that music. I sing jazz with strengthened abilities. And people have taken notice.”

Another place where people will take notice is in her new video for “Come With Me.” In the video, we see Cheryl explore the scenic Southern California coast line and inner terrain. In tandem with her calls to grab a bus or rent a car, or whether it be any season of the year, we are treated to scenes of Cheryl doing all of these exact things. Cheryl asks us to take an enchanted journey for fun, for love, and most importantly, for her. We are happy to oblige as this clip is full of warmth and intrigue that we just can’t resist.

Ms. Barnes is the quintessential performer, wowing audiences worldwide with her unerring sense for creating and sustaining a musical and personal rapport, be it within intimate club settings or commanding concert stages. We are incredibly honored to be working with her and her new video for “Come With Me.” Please contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo crew at (732)-613-1779 or email us at . You can also visit for more info.

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