An organic exhibition of vocal expression from the human spirit. 


Cheryl Lockett cultivates, curate and presents an eclectic vision of sound that appeals to a diverse listening audience.  The roots music that exemplifies her vocal style is a fusion of modern jazz, vintage blues, classic rock, Afro-Latin and Native American rhythms, with minor key tonality. Her riveting voice and warm style promises any listener an aesthetically pleasing and cohesive composition of music that flows like silk.

Lockett who's maiden birth name is Craig, is the daughter of a founding member of the legendary Blue Notes from Merced, which is a groove-oriented sextet of the 50’s and 60's era. A product of that same groove-oriented ancestry, Lockett began singing at age 4 and drawing at age 12.  The finished product of her work, is profound with an impeccable illumination of deep cultural roots in music and visual art.  

Other than her parents Kenneth and Lila Craig, music industry professionals that help to shape Lockett's sound over the years through their music were Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, the gospel of James Cleveland, Mahalia Jackson, Shirley Cesar and the Caravans, Minnie Ripperton, Pheobe Snow, Chaka Khan, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Lou Raws, Dinah Washington, Heart, Ricky Lee Jones, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Basia, Tania Maria, D'Javan, Johnny Guitar Watson, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Edgar Winters, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Donnie Hathaway, Papa John Creach and many others. Two most profound lessons taught through the cultural apprenticeship of music was to always maintain and deliver the highest standard of propriety in performance presentation and to never, under any circumstance compromise the groove. Those are the key elements to musical mastery and genius. 

Lockett's personal arsenal of musicians is an aggregation of accomplished, world-class entertainers, that collectively project a unique resonance of sound with a diverse and improvisational repertoire of music that is suitable for any venue.   Professional Musicians!  Stellar Performers!


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