Sharòn Clark started singing at the age of seven and has not stopped since. Even at that young age, her talents as a singer were evident. During her youth, Ms. Clark performed in numerous church and school concerts, talent shows and private events, capturing numerous first place awards and receiving accolades for her performances.
That notoriety and acclaim continued as she established her professional career and released her first solo recording, "Finally" (Union Records, 1997). Entertainment columnist Mike Joyce of The Washington Post labeled Ms. Clark "the lady equipped with a lusty voice." He further added, "Clark's sumptuous alto voice is always a joy to hear, whether she's swinging (and scatting) through "Lullaby of Birdland," yearning for companionship on "Bad Case of the Blues" and "Late at Night," or delivering the album's rousing benediction, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Martin Shram of Washingtonian Magazine says, Ms. Clark "may be the finest jazz singer in the [Washington] area."
In 1998, Ms. Clark was invited to perform for President William Jefferson Clinton, and other dignitaries at a retreat sponsored by the Democratic National Committee. Her stage credits include a rousing performance as "Nell" in "Ain't Misbehavin" produced by the Firehouse Theatre in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Festival credits include sold-out performances at the East Coast Jazz Festival in Bethesda, MD and a guest appearance with the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra at the 1999 "Taste of DC" in Washington, DC. In July 2001, Ms. Clark was a featured vocalist for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's tribute to Quincy Jones held at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. and performed several selections under the direction of Mr. Jones.
Ms. Clark performs regularly throughout the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Currently, she appears Friday and Saturday nights at Laporta's in Alexandria, Virginia (1600 Duke Street).
For information and bookings, contact Dawn Marcus at (202) 434-0269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.