2011 West Michigan Jazz Society Musician of the Year, Edye Evans Hyde has been singing jazz, blues and pop music for over 30 years in West Michigan, Los Angeles, Asia and Europe. Edye has just been voted “2012 Best Regional Artists by the fans of WEMU radio.Edye has shared the stage with world-renowned blues singer Linda Hopkins, pop singer Michael Bolton, vocalist Maria Muldaur, actress Connie Stevens, the late Ray Charles, and Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval.Edye also appears with The Grand Rapids Symphony as a narrator for the Symphony Lollipops and sang with The West Shore Symphony performing songs from her acclaimed albums Girl Talk and Lady with a song. She recently released her newest album, Magic In His Eyes.Currently, you can see Edye on the children’s DVD series Come on Over, the webseries Backstage Drama, and other stage, film, and television productions. You can find her recordings and future performance dates on edyeevanshyde.com.
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