Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, Sharon Cline is an extraordinary young vocalist who brings a unique & distinguished sense of jazz history to her song stylings. Her brilliant interpretations of standards, show tunes, and classic jazz ballads leave a lasting impression on her listeners that is truly unforgettable! She is exciting, sexy, fun and mesmerizing. Her style is reminiscent of a time gone by, yet is distinctively contemporary.
Growing up in the South, with a very musical family, Sharon was influenced by the great torch singers she heard playing on her mother’s phonograph. All throughout the day, the sounds of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole resounded throughout the house. Sharon fell in love with the romantic melodies and lush harmonies of American music. She wanted, most of all, to become a great interpreter of the tender & dreamy lyrics of composers like Gershwin, Porter, and Kern.
From her first experience singing in front of a live audience, Sharon knew that music was to be her life. At the tender age of twelve years old, she appeared as “Little Bo Peep” in her grammar school production of Babes in Toyland. The rave reviews of her family and friends were unanimous. She was sensational! From that moment on, Sharon devoted her time to pursuing her dream. She studied privately with some of the best vocal coaches in Florida, and became involved in musical theatre productions in the Jacksonville area, such as The King & I, Westside Story, South Pacific, carousel, Showboat, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Wiz, and Hair.