For the last thirty years Sherri Colby has sung her way into the hearts of early jazz lovers. Her clean and clear sound and attention to the nuances of early vocal styles give her an inviting and authentic style. She is just as likely to warm your heart with an intimate ballad as she is to offer a double entendre song that brings a spontaneous grin. Sherri came to music under the guidance and love of many elders, friends, and strangers who have all shared their music and wisdom.
She has traveled and performed extensively across the US–as a staple of the traditional jazz circuit, in lindy-hop dance halls, and even as an interpreter for jazz music for the National Park Service. She continues with music now as an academic interested in the social history of New Orleans and jazz music, a heartfelt singer, and as a lover of the risk and collaboration that is fundamental to making jazz.