Cres O'Neal

“The greatest gifts that I've ever received from God are my family, and my ability to communicate through music.” Cres O'Neal

Cres is definitely a woman of many hats. She started her political career as a LBJ Fellow on Capitol Hill. A few of Cres' accomplishments are her service as Executive Director of two non-profits; and, a co-founder of the Buffalo Coalition Against the Death Penalty, and The Benedict House - one of the first HIV/AIDS transitional homes in the country

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”She has an unassuming demeanor; yet, her unique vocals are soothing and explosive. Her powerful, captivating voice exudes emotion that draws you into her space.” Leonard Hughes, Washington Post.

“Just when you thought the days of the great jazz standards were gone, along comes Cres O'Neal. One of the greatest assets to Cres' vocals is her versatility — she easily moves from one genre to another, from classical to rock. Her Mustang Sally is amazing. Her Over the Rainbow is simply hypnotizing. Cres has a sound that most assuredly can be compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn.” Steve Getz


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