Sheila Landis

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Sheila Landis
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Background Information

Hometown

Detroit

Born

September 10, 1953
Detroit

Full Name

Sheila Catherine Landis

Occupation

Vocalist, Songwriter

Genre's

Jazz, R&B

Years Active

1973 - Present

About

Sheila Landis has been performing her unique style of jazz, Latin and blues since 1973. She knew singing was to be her career as she listened to the soundtrack of Lady Sings the Blues. The great Billie Holiday songs from that film galvanized her attention and emotions. Later, while an English major at Oakland University, she hung out at the Performing Arts Building meeting such Detroit jazz artists as Marcus Belgrave. So the stage was already set as far as music as a career was concerned when she entered the fray in 1973 with a Top 40 group called the Vineyards

Her current schedule has her performing at Michigan's most prestigious festivals, concert venues and nightclubs. Clearly one of the area's finest vocalists, Sheila has been chosen as the "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" by The Detroit Music Awards on seven occasions including 2001, 2002 and 2003. Her catalog of recorded work on her own SheLan Records has received extensive airplay in local, national and international markets.



Discography

Albums:

  • Jazz Rendezvous (1981) - Sheila Landis - SheLan Records, re-issued on Celeste/Vivid Sound 2002
  • Bebop Angel (1982) - Sheila Landis - SheLan Records, re-issued on Celeste/Vivid Sound 2002
  • Fine and Mellow (1996) - Rick Matle, Sheila Landis - SheLan Records
  • The Bird Inside (1997) - Sheila Landis, Rick Matle - SheLan Records
  • Winter Wonderland (1998) - Sheila Landis, Rick Matle - SheLan Records
  • Colors of Brazil (2001) - Sheila Landis, Rick Matle - SheLan Records, re-issued on Celeste/Vivid Sound 2002
  • Riding the Round Pool (2002) - Sheila Landis, Rick Matle - SheLan Records
  • Blues in the Night (2006) - Sheila Landis, Rick Matle - SheLan Records
  • Parenthe-Seizure (2007) - Sheila Landis - Counterpoint Records
  • Heart Plaza (2010) - Sheila Landis, Rick Matle - SheLan Records

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