Place of Birth: Kentucky Bluegrass Calling: Composing, Arranging, Recording & Performing Life Ambition: Create great music Discography: Beginnings cassette release 1990, dedicated to patrons at the Moscow Planetarium Sunday Afternoon Live CD released September 1999 Shades of Blue released December 2009
Cheryl Lynne Skinner��flautist, vocalist, pianist and composer��combines a myriad of styles, including Jazz, R&B, Latin-American, African and classical to achieve her unique smooth contemporary sound. Even while studying classical flute at the University of Louisville School of Music, Skinner knew that she was destined for a more individualistic performing life than classical music would allow her.
She continued her education at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she learned the nuts and bolts of commercial music. While closer to her musical goals, it wasn’t until Skinner discovered her gifts as a composer that she was able to synthesize the diverse styles and elements that freed her to completely express her musical persona. Solo and ensemble performances in Kentucky, California and the Washington, DC area eventually led Skinner to Chicago where she was able to hone her vocal and ensemble skills with top-notch musicians in the area. In 1997 in Chicago, Cheryl produced innovative concerts and performances in various Chicago venues