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Sherie Marshall
Sherie Marshall
Email
sharon.marshall3 [at] mohawkcollege.ca
Discipline
Instructor, Contemporary Voice

Sherie Marshall has performed professionally in various nightclubs across Toronto for over 20 years. From a young age, Sherie was always captivated with music and the performing arts. Her first professional experience was gained by singing background vocals in venues across Canada for American Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, and jazz vocalist Tobi Lark. She began studying voice with Amanda Ambrose, and Linda Gamble, and studied harmony and theory at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She currently studies with acclaimed vocal instructor Falconer Abraham and pianist Rob Thaller. Sherie founded her own group fusing funk, soul, pop, reggae, and Soca producing the single “Steppin’ Out,” establishing herself as a mainstay in the Toronto music scene. In addition to opening for Harry Belafonte, The Smothers Brothers, and Rich Little, Sherie has sung background for George Oliver, Jack DeKeyser, reggae artist Mojah, and Jacksoul at the Canadian Urban Music Awards. More recently, Sherie Marshall has been the featured vocalist for saxophonist Patricia Wheeler’s jazz octet, “The Absolute Faith Orchestra,” who released their debut CD in 2001, and has performed at numerous venues including Ontario Place, The “Sounds of Toronto” Jazz Concert Series, and the DuMaurier Downtown Jazz Festival. Sherie Marshall released her solo debut jazz recording “The Sweetest Sounds” in 2005 featuring guitarist Mike Cadó, and other jazz luminaries including Guido Basso, Pat Collins, Andy Ballantyne, and Barry Romberg. Sherie Marshall is currently a faculty member at York University where she teaches jazz vocals and inspires many young music students. Sherie’s vocal style fuses influences from Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and Jazz, creating a unique artistic blend that has continually enthralled countless audiences. Her dynamic stage presence, coupled with her infectious smile, is reflected in all her performances.