June 25, 2012
-- Come and join Rhonda Denèt on a musical journey from a time when the “First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin ruled the airways. This showcase pays tribute to Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Martha & the Vandellas, Mary Wells, and Gladys Knight. Through the music, the magic, and the message, there is something for everyone!
Rhonda Denèt is a New York City based jazz/soul vocalist whose passion for music began at age nine when she began to study flute and piano. By age eleven, the Washington, D.C. native, focused on voice and performed with several theatrical organizations and choirs. After earning her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from New York University and receiving her graduate degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University’s School of Music, Rhonda spent several years writing and producing her own brand of soul-infused cabaret. Since 2007, Rhonda has built a full time career in music and performs regularly with her band Rhonda Denèt and the Bad Cats as well as the Kazz Music Orchestra and Tony T Entertainment. Her website is rhondadenet.com.
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