Sharon Schmidt
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Sharon Schmidt

Wales, Wisconsin, United States | SELF

Wales, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
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"In Review: Art"

On her new CD, Dancing in the Kitchen, Wisconsin native Sharon Schmidt sounds like she’s
been working the great jazz clubs of New York for years. Dancing is a collection of standards plus
one original. For most of the disc, Schmidt confidently interprets songs by Gershwin, Johnny
Mercer, the Duke and others, accompanied by a crack combo of local jazz players. Schmidt
performs Tuesday, March 21 as part of the popular “Chick Singer Night” at Caroline’s and
entertains the dinner crowd March 25 at the Golden Mast Inn. - Brian Barney Shepherd Express

"Schmidt Takes Them All"

Tall, beautiful, talented, classy and very polished. This describes Sharon Schmidt, one of the four Divas who performed in February at Long Wongs with the All Star Superband.

Sharon brings smiles and chills to her audience with her renditions of romantic standards and popular tunes. Her style is uncomplicated, smooth, entertaining and sexy - reminiscent of songstress Marilyn Larsen.
Sharon's voice is very unique and blends well with the variety of groups she has performed with, including Dixieland bands.
Sharon appears at Neighbor's Bistro in Waukesha with Dan Albrechtson and Rob Moore and Robert LaPaz and at the Grove in Elm Grove and is currently working on a CD with Tom Utschig studios. - Unlimited Jazz Newsletter Nancy Hanson


Schmidt's new CD "Dancing In The Kitchen" is her effort at recapturing an earlier era. The CD playlist includes jazz classics from music legends such as George Gershwin and Duke Ellington as well as one original song with both music and lyrics by Schmidt. She said she is already getting requests for songs to sing on her next CD.
This week she is rehearsing for a performance with the Kettle Morraine High School Orchestra at Puttin On The Ritz, a fundraiser for the high school orchestra's music programs and for fine arts scholarships. - Waukesha Freeman Melissa Rigner Baxter

"Best of Milwaukee Winners Peoples Choice Awards"

Arts and Entertainment

Best Jazz Artist Shepherd Express 2006 Best of Milwaukee Peoples Choice Awards

Runners Up:
Sharon Schmidt - Shepherd Express


Award winning CD "Dancing In The Kitchen" . Tracks can be heard on Sharon's website Also tracks listed on I-Tunes.



Meet Sharon Schmidt, award winning recording artist, Wisconsin native, jazz vocalist and songwriter.

Once you’ve seen one of her performances, you’ll end up loving her warm smile, energetic emotion and interpretations of the great jazz standards.

Her credits:
Nominated for the Shephard Express "Best of Milwaukee 2006 Readers Choice poll for Best Jazz Artist"

Was honored as jazz vocalist at the Art's Alliance Organization in November of 2006.

Won the WAMI CD Roulett award for her artistry in her new CD, "Dancing In the Kitchen" which led to a performance at the Milwaukee Summerfest.

She is influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Diana Krall , Keely Smith and the tunes of Nat King Cole.

Currently, Sharon can be heard at the Red Mill in Brookfield, WI, The Twist'n Olive in Delafield, the Golden Mast on beautiful Okauchee Lake and you can catch her at this year's Milwaukee Italian Fest with the Joe Zarcone trio.

Sharon completed her long awaited first CD called "Dancing In The Kitchen" which was released in November 2005, and won the Spring WAMI CD Roulette award. In it the strong muscianship of Sam Steffke on keyboard, Tom McGirr on bass, Tom Utschig on drums, Tim Bell on sax and Tony Gorenc on jazz accordian compliment her smooth and smokey vocals.