September 7, 2020
Publisher’s Comments: When Chauncey Dunham of Dante Productions called me yesterday to announce that he had discovered a new talent, I took notice, as his track record of discovering talent is solid. When Chauncey told me that this new talent was coming out of the box singing Minnie Ripperton, I was like “hold the phone.” Singing a Minnie Ripperton song is a very “high bar.”
For those of you who are too young to remember, Minnie Ripperton is an iconic singer best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You” and her five-octave soprano range. I asked, “Who is this woman?”
Her name is Scherezada (Schery) Morales.
I put Schery to the test before I watched the video. I had two buddies in the office with me. I turned my chair around like they do on the TV show “The Voice.” I did not want to see her. I only wanted to listen to her sing. After the second run on the octave scale, I pounded the desk and turned my chair around. Truth be told, I could have turned my chair around the first time Schery hit the high notes. All of us were impressed with Schery’s rendition of “Loving You.”
Don’t miss Jazz on the Green, a P2V streamed concert event on September 18th. Tickets are on sale now for this virtual music event