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Sheila Landis / Bio

Sheila Landis has been performing her unique style of jazz, Latin and blues since 1973. 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. Three early Sheila Landis releases and "Colors of Brazil" from Sheila Landis/Rick Matle are currently reissued in Japan by the Vivid Sound/Celeste label. Counterpoint Records of the UK released Sheila's track "Parenthe-Seizure" on their "jazz bizniz 2" compilation. Counterpoint also released a dance remix of the same tune produced by Las Gammas. In 2007 Counterpoint Records released a CD of tracks spanning Sheila's career from 1981-2002. This CD has introduced Sheila's voice to a whole new audience worldwide. Sheila draws her inspiration from classic jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday as well as from such modern artists as Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Sheila's long-time collaborator, guitarist/producer Rick Matle, leads the finest musicians in ensembles of various size for live concerts and shows.

General Info

Band Members
Rick Matle
Artist Name
Sheila Landis
Home Page
Jazz / Latin / R&B

Contact Info

Rochester, MI