Sheila Landis has been performing her unique style of jazz, Latin and blues since 1973. Landis has an extraordinarily flexible voice and an uncanny ability to use it to great advantage. She scats, sings ballads, loves Latin rhythms, and can swing. She does jazz, rock, bebop, as well as Latin with absolute equanimity. This multifaceted musical elasticity allows her to take part in any jazz scenario with ease and with excellent results. Landis has chosen to consider herself a Detroit artist, doing most of her work in and around the Motor City. She has been the recipient of many area awards, including being named outstanding jazz vocalist for seven different years by Detroit Music Awards. She is a regular participant in Detroit music festivals, including the Detroit International Jazz Festival, and performs frequently at a number of spots in the Detroit area. Although having been on stage for more than 30 years, Landis has never fallen into a rut. Her work continues to exude vitality, excitement, diversity, and originality.
Landis teamed up with 7-string guitarist Rick Matle in 1991 and together they continue to explore and perform an amazingly wide range of musical genres and styles that often include their own inventive collaborations.
The Noon Concert events are free, open to the public and last approximately one hour.
Your donation at the door will helps fund student scholarships.