Children of the Sky
The recording band is Nealiette, the lead vocalist and composer is Richmond, VA's premier female jazz vocalist, Terri Simpson. A '97 graduate of VCU's acclaimed school of jazz and a member of a number of local jazz groups, Terri has at least two weekly gigs in Richmond and numerous special engagements in surrounding regions. Stop in Bottoms Up Pizza on Dock Street in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom any Sunday evening and catch her with the Butterbean Jazz Quartet, a gig with a 15 year history. Or with a trio Friday night's at The Hard Shell where she's been a regular since '97. This is in addition to a busy music teaching schedule. Terri hand picked Nealiette members for this CD, and they simply are some of Virginia's finest. Children of the Sky represents a different style, a more creative and personal side of Terri's music, original rhythm and blues/soul songs written over a period of years in anticipation of this project. See also Nealiette.com and myspace.com/nealietteband Nealiette is: Terri Simpson - Vocals Daniel Clarke - Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboard, Organ, Clavinet Randall Cort - Drums Curtis Fye - Bass Sam Wilson - Guitar, Vocals on 'Children Of The Sky' Bob Miller - Trumpet, Flugelhorn Kevin Simpson - Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, Flute.