59th Grammy Submission: Submitted for Best Jazz Vocal Album Living Off the Grid The CHERYL HODGE Group; Best Traditional R&B Performance; Best R&B Song (One Step At a Time). Cheryl Hodge's latest CD, LIVING OFF THE GRID - Adventures on an Imperiled Planet is her first concept album, and was already #10 in the U.S. Indie charts at Reverbnation a week after the album was released. Recent Nominee 2016 Hollywood Music In Media Awards for her song Senegal from LIVING OFF THE GRID. Multiple luminaries join up with Hodge, in this fun romp, featuring Cheryl & renowned vocalist, Dee Daniels, in an R&B duet One Step At A Time. Also on the album: bassist Stu Hamm (formerly with Steve Vai & Joe Satriani), percussionist Pat Mastelotto (presently with King Crimson), Keyboardist Jim Cox (presently on tour with James Taylor), David Longoria on trumpet, Josh Cook on sax, and on and on. A killer jazz album, this one is the result of a life dream! You can go check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/cherylhodge/sets/living-off-the-grid-the-cheryl You're gonna dig this one if you've ever liked some of Steely Dan's grooves, or Herbie Hancock, or Cassandra Wilson, or any of the soul singers out there.
(All About Jazz Interview, 2016: https://www.allaboutjazz.com/cheryl-hodge- chasing-the-muse-by-kathy-sanborn.phpRadio Interview: https://soundcloud.com/user-116273695/trenton-jazz-show-interview-with- cheryl-hodge
Hollywood critic Jim DeCicco (of the Hollywood Music In Media Awards) called
her Blues recording: A masterfully produced contemporary (Chicago) jazz/blues
release that is fresh and vivid. World class performances and arrangements – a
must for any true music lover's collection.
Downbeat critic, Bob Protzman said of Indigo: In the seemingly eternal debate
about who or what is or isn't a jazz singer, anybody with ears would without
hesitation and with great enthusiasm cite Cheryl Hodge as the real thing.