YOUR SOURCE OF JAZZ AND MORE IN WASHINGTON DC AND THE WORLD
Blog by: George V Johnson Jr.
A Tribute to The First Lady of Song * Ms. Ella Fitzgerald * The Legend * The Lady
World Premiere featuring international Songbird Myrna Clayton with West side Winds (24-;piece) Jazz Orchestra.
A Classy, Elegant Evening of Jazz!
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Impacting the World,
Myrna Clayton inspires audiences
Power of LOVE!
A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network
Audiences around the world acclaim the dynamic entertainment found in every show featuring The Songbird Myrna Clayton! Myrna’s flawless onstage presentation is unpretentious, full of love, and has lots of energy – Singing – Dancing – and Audience Participation! Myrna shares her amazing singing gift through Live music to all that care to hear and receive her imparted love! Capturing the hearts of every audience she touches around the globe, The Songbird is a refreshing performer for all eyes to see, every ear to indulge and each age to enjoy. Singing to intimate packs or crowds of tens of thousands, they all stand up to recognize this true entertainer by shouting encore!
International Songbird "A True Entertainer & Interpretive Singer"
Myrna Clayton's Tribute to Minnie Riperton is Captivating!
Influenced by classic American artists such as Minnie Riperton, Nancy Wilson, Rachelle Ferrell, and Dionne Warwick, Myrna - like with many great singers - has roots in the church. Her first singing experience was at the age of five in her father’s church. She grew up in a family that stressed education. Her father, a minister and educator, and her mother, a librarian/archivist, instilled in her a drive for excellence. A true renaissance woman, Myrna graduated from Atlanta’s North Side High School of Performing Arts, earned a BS at Alabama A&M University, and an MBA from Atlanta University to embark on a successful corporate Marketing career. However, Myrna’s true passion was to sing in an authentic way – expressing love - so she stepped out and up to now be a full-time professional singer! Her passion and professionalism as a Performing Artist were recognized through juried selection by the Georgia Council of the Arts. Myrna The Songbird is now available for booking through the distinguished GaArt Artist Roster!
Myrna is engaging! She is captivating! "Her passion and professionalism as a Performing Artist were recognized through juried selection by the Georgia Council of the Arts and now . "The Songbird" is featured on the distinguished GaArt Artist Roster!"
The Songbird loves to get audiences on their feet and feeling the music. Myrna is a singer/ songwriter, bandleader, studio-session singer, and featured vocalist for Westside Winds 24-piece Big Band Jazz Orchestra. Myrna is quite versatile in her skill sets and literally excites the crowd! With every part of her body engaged in the performance, there is never a dull moment watching her grace the stage.
A quintessential entertainer!
Whether performing in larger theater/festival crowds or intimate settings, Myrna's fresh energy explodes into the audience for a rousing good time!
At the core, Myrna is a 21st Century Jazz singer! The Songbird does it all: Pop, Soul, Gospel, R&B, Blues/Country and all forms of Jazz: Smooth Jazz, Classical Jazz Standards, Swing, Bebop, Fusion, or Contemporary Jazz. Myrna is a versatile Singer of American Culture! Few performers today match The Songbird in her showmanship. Each word is interpreted in a way that delivers clarity of the message with profound insight and resounds with the soul. Fueled by a spiritual calling, Myrna’s true passion is to sing and use her gifts to INSPIRE the world!
Internationally, Myrna has toured in Russia, Belarus, France, and Germany. She has performed and recorded in African venues and graced intimate settings in Great Britain. Myrna is now preparing for a Eurasian tour experience.
Nothing compares to a LIVE performance of The Songbird! Her band, "The Myrna Clayton Experience" has a true fervor to mesmerize audiences with their stellar shows! Her performance line-up is vast – performing at theaters, festivals, religious and non-religious conferences, homeless shelters, senior centers and prisons. Myrna has opened for numerous top artists including Kirk Whalum, Ruben Studdard, Alex Bugnon, Lalah Hathaway, and The Manhattans. Ready for her worldwide tour, Myrna Clayton “The Songbird” is poised to make every music event a memorably energized experience!
"She's so versatile, she sings Jazz, Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Soul!""