Once in a while an artist comes along that truly is able to seamlessly combine talent, beauty and creativity. In these days of custom-made teen stars and over-produced talent not quite ready for prime time, it is refreshing to see someone who does not mind taking her time to savor the journey to success. Vocalist Ardina Lockhart is such an artist. Many have likened her voice to that of singers like Whitney Houston, Oleta Adams and Lauren Hill.
Ardina is a graduate of Dallas' Arts Magnet High School and has shared the stage with countless success stories in the entertainment world. They include performances with members of Grammy Award-winning GODS Property, pianist Roger Boykin, New Art 6, Fingerprints and others. She has also toured as a featured vocalist with saxophonist Shelley Carrol (Shelley Carrol Quintet). Ardina's sultry vocals can be heard on Fingerprints' latest CD, DNA.
There is no young, sultry jazz singer like ARDINA LOCKHART. When she teams up with jazz saxophonist SHELLY CARROL and his quartet, it’s a magnificent and exciting evening. Hear Lockhart and Carrol travel down memory lane performing jazz standards. (from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters - Jan.2008)