Flute and Vocals
NANCY REDD, who in the tradition of her father has a passion for jazz music. She began singing at the age of four. She began her classical training in flute by the age of nine. Being selected for the Cleveland All City Orchestra and the Cleveland Music Solo and Ensemble Competition as a youngster encouraged her to pursue formal training. While in high school and college she studied music at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Baldwin Wallace College . While earning her degree in Sociology and Psychology from Baldwin Wallace College, she continued private lessons and of course working with father in local bands. Her classical and jazz training over the years have allowed her to be a quiet storm. Alternating between flute and vocals she brings a unique and pleasant interpretation of jazz. She has performed at local venues, such Wade Oval, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Cleveland Public Library Women in Jazz Series. Nancy has opened for Grammy Award Winning Artist Solomon Burke and the Four Tops. She is also a song writer and actress appearing in local television commercials. However it is her mission to keep “Real Jazz” alive and to maintain the class and integrity of the genre.