Sharon DuBois, Jazz Vocalist and Song Writer, has two albums under her belt and is currently in studio mixing her third. She has been performing Favorite Jazz Standards and originals for the past 15 years. When not singing traditional Jazz, she’s coined her genre Urban Crossover Jazz.
“Into Light” shows a maturation in Sharon’s song writing. Her style and genre are unique and beyond category as she employs Jazz Great Christian McBride on bass and Funk drummer John Staten. DuBois is shooting for a December release of 11 new and original recordings.
“Here I Am”, DuBois’ second album as a solo artist presents us with a funky and new fresh sound. Her band lays down a deep and solid groove upon which Sharon’s silky and innovative voice is supported and she freely expresses herself, tantalizing all of your senses. All songs are original “S” (as her friends like to call her). She writes straight from the heart giving the listener an intimate view into her innermost truth. With courage, she holds nothing back and presents you with the beauty of a divinely channeled love experience. Her first, album, “4Some” is a collection of Jazz Standards and one original piece. She was honored to have the great Daniel Jackson, Marshall Hawkins and Chuck McPherson as her band on that recording. With their mastery, Ms. DuBois gives an unique interpretation to timeless jazz standards.
DuBois has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology/American Indian Studies from San Diego State University and an Associates degree in Music/Voice Concentration from Monroe Community College. Sharon studied voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. DuBois has performed with a multitude of bands and artists from Christian McBride, Eric Person, Daniel Jackson, Marshall Hawkins and Paul Carmen, to the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra Choir. She sang with Charles McPherson Jr.’s Cold Sweat Band at Idyllwild’s Jazz in the Pines festival. But, Sharon says her most thrilling and memorable performance happened as singer of the MCC Big Band at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.
Ms. DuBois is the Co-Executive Director of SoCal Jazz Society
( www.socaljazzsociety.org ) and has been teaching the jazz program to children of San Diego County from Kindergarten thru High School for the past 3 years. She is currently teaching at Hoover High School as part of the Arts For Learning Enrichment Program alongside History Teacher Vicky Banks.