Valerie Ghent — musician

Powerhouse recording artist VALERIE GHENT reaches deep into her NYC roots on her fifth self-produced CD, Day to Day Dream.  Weaving together blues, soul, R+B, jazz and pop with her smoky 3 and 1/2 octave range, critics rave: A fantastic new record from a groovy singer-songwriter, and Awesome songcraft and performances…a perfect showcase for Ghent’s chops as a pianist and for her tremendous vocals” and Valerie Ghent is the Queen of Blues, Funk and Soul…every track on this album is a keeper. An outstanding live performer, Valerie has worked with music legends Ashford & Simpson for over 20 years, continues to tour and record with Valerie Simpson, toured with Debbie Harry (Blondie), and shared the stage with artists as diverse as Dr. Maya Angelou, Billy Preston, Iggy Pop and Defunkt.  With a gift for encouraging music in others—literally a whirlwind of musical energy—in addition to her own music career Ghent is the founder of NYC’s long-running Songwriter’s Beat and Feel the Music!, the 9/11 inspired nonprofit music/arts education program for children and families impacted by trauma, loss and illness.  Valerie has received multiple awards, grants and commissions including the Betances Award for Service to the Arts.  Her song Love Enough for a LIfetime is now in the Top 10 at iHeart radio for six weeks.,


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