Where there is an explosion of music, dance and drama, you’ll find the multi-talented Cheryl Bennett-Scales. Cheryl is a jazz vocalist, actress and teacher that is based in San Jose, California. She is employed by the San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild as an Administrative Manager and Music Director. Ms. Scales has an extensive career in acting. A member of TABIA African Theatre Ensemble, Cheryl has performed in several of their plays including The Dance on Widow’s Row, Waiting to be Invited, Shakin the Mess Outta Misery, Long Time Since Yesterday and For Colored Girls.... In June 2007 she performed in San Jose Stage’s production of Beehive.
For years, Cheryl indulged herself in jazz studies under the direction of Roger Letson, DeAnza College and the Jazz School in Berkeley, studying with Madeline Eastman, Kitty Margolis and Maye Cavallaro. Cheryl’s singing style was greatly influenced by three diva’s of jazz, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone. Cheryl has already graced the stage with phenomenal musicians such as Larry Vuckovich, John Handy, Ricardo Scales, Eddie Marshall, Walter Savage, Calvin Keys and the late Smith Dobson.
The door has opened in the music genre of “ Blues” and Cheryl is honored to be singer for LEGALLY BLUE Band and will be entertaining you through- out the bay area and beyond.