Sherry Williams is first and foremost a singer – the 14-karat variety. Since she began singing as a professional, Sherry has had the good fortune to rarely be out of work. When I was a high school student in San Bernardino (California), I got a chance to sing and tour with?THE YOUNG AMERICANS. Thats heavy stuff when youre sixteen, but it gave me the foundation that I needed.
After THE YOUNG AMERICANS, Sherry became a member of Disneyland?KIDS OF THE KINGDOM?group, then worked with the famous Roger Wagner and the?UCLA CHOIR, both in Los Angeles and Europe.
THE UNUSUAL WE, a musical group composed of ten energetic performers, came next. Sherry joined the group in 1969 and began working with them in big time arenas and theaters like Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe. Fate stepped in again. Debbie Reynolds was so impressed with the group she signed them as an integral part of her nightclub act and concert tour. When THE UNUSUAL WE dissolved, Debbie asked Sherry to continue in the act, which she did.
Since then there have been numerous television appearances, (THE TONIGHT SHOW?with Johnny Carson,?THE GLEN CAMPBELL SHOW,?THE TOM JONES SHOW,?THE DELLA REESE SHOW,?SOUL TRAIN?and others), recording sessions (including albums with?EL CHICANO?and?RED BONE) and more nightclub and concert tours. She has also toured with?Andy Gibb, and the legendary?Johnnie Ray.
In 1976, Sherry left?THE EDDIE KENDRICKS TOUR?and struck out on her own, touring Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. There, she performed in the finest hotels, polishing her nightclub act and developing the elegant style for which she is now known.
Since returning to the United States after her last Asian tour in 1980, Sherry has acted in films and on television, has worked extensively in and around the Los Angeles and Denver areas in important jazz venues, nightclubs and festivals, and has recorded three solo CDs. In 1997, she released her first CD, The Way You Love Me, to rave reviews. Her second release, A Taste Of Sherry, was on the 2003 Grammy ballot and one of the songs was used in the soundtrack of the film?THE CORE. In late 2003 she released You Must Believe In Spring, again to rave reviews.
Sherry has worked with a multitude of jazz greats, and even shared the stage with the late?Herbie Mann. To watch her work is to see a most exciting performer. To meet her is to know that she is star material. The Sherry Williams story is to be continued…
Sherry has worked with….
Eddie Cano, Buddy Collette, Ann Patterson Herbie Mann, Herman Riley, Jim De Julio, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Dave Pike, Tom Ranier, Art Hillary, Plas Johnson, Al Viola, Paul Smith, John Leitham, Roy McCurdy, Andy Simpkins, Ray Pizzi, John Heard, Dolo Coker, Jimmy Forrest, Luther Hughes, Ross Thompkins, Earl Palmer, Bill Cunliffe, Lanny Morgan, Terry Harrington, Llew Mathews, Jim DeJulio, Harold Mason, Henry Pucho Brown…and many more.