We are proud to announce 2 time Grammy winner , 5 time Grammy nominated and Gospel Hall of Fame vocalist Bili Redd featuring The Richard Sherman Trio. This is a unique opportunity to hear in person an absolutely fabulous and highly acclaimed vocalist with a superbly seasoned band who has been performing all across the country for many years. They have been in residency at The Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes in southern California for the past four years where they typically play to capacity. This vocalist along with the musicians in the band each share a performance credit list that reads like a who's who in the entertainment industry. Performing with artists such as; Chuck Berry, The Drifters , David Benoit, Engelbert Humperdinck , Nancy Wilson, Kurt Elling, Louis Bellson, Cedar Walton, Spencer Davis Band, John Klemmer , Cab Calloway to so many others.
Bili has performed across the globe with such notables as; Sarah Vaughn, The Carpenters, Minnie Riperton, Melissa Manchester, George Benson and Boz Scaggs to name a few and has been heard at hundreds of major venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall and The White House .
As a California native , Bili had the fortune to grow up and around greatness . People like the great jazz drummer Billy Higgins ( Bili's uncle) , Cedar Walton and Dexter Gordon were commonplace at his home . Being brought up amongst this pedigree, so rich in jazz history , Bili Redd has been carrying the torch of jazz greatness for more than 50 years and is the reason why he is considered as " jazz royalty" throughout the musical community.
Just to sit and hear a chapter from his life's journey , whether it be about Muhammad Ali or Miles Davis is worth the price of admission . But , it's when you hear him sing about it that it takes hold. Think of Nat Cole , Billy Eckstine and Lou Rawls .... "Smooth and velvety like a finely aged port ,but with a hint of bourbon".... he's the real deal . Quietly steeped within and influenced by the classic gentlemen of jazz/soul/gospel vocalists like Tony Bennett , Donny Hathaway , Bill Withers and Andrae Crouch.
Richard Sherman has been a tour de force for 40 years in the South Bay area of Southern California . Playing at every single venue known and has deserved the utmost respect as a leader ,pianist and superb accompanist . He's known for playing a variety of styles , classical, swing , latin, ballad, blues , motown, soul and R&B. Richard has a reputation of being precisely what a venue needs musically. After hearing him only once , management will often tell him "you can never leave"! Richard brings out the best in people through his mild approachable manner and warm heart . That becomes obvious once you hear him play. It's here, deep within his passion for melody and harmony joined together in a heartfelt song ; that he alone has what it takes to compliment a singer like Bili Redd. "Body and Soul".
The real magic happens when you combine the two artists together. After so many years of performing together . They have perfected their craft into a seamless and effortless display of musical artistry that is undeniably a musical gift. Something that can't be denied and only achieved by some of the
"best in the business". You will be left with the feeling of truly being blessed .
We welcome all inquires for corporate and private events and pricing will be determined by availability and proximity yet , we are budget friendly.
Allow us to "raise the bar" of your event from a successful one to an "historical" one.