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Edlene Hart

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Edlene Hart is an international soul singer from Yonkers, NY. She began singing at five, in church, where she was groomed by Mr. John Simmons, the Master Keyboardist and Musical Director for many well-known artists. She studied music at the Performing Arts High School and Queens College. Edlene performs in many languages and several genres including opera, Broadway, Jazz, spirituals, and contemporary music, which led to an acting role in the play The Legacy at The National Black Theatre in Harlem. A powerful and sultry singer, Hart will captivate an audience with her explosive stage presence. In New York, she was dubbed Chocolate Thunder and in South Florida, she is The Singing Bus Lady who can take you anywhere you want to go! Edlene shared the stage with Whitney Houston, Eryka Badu, Issac Hayes, The Delphonics, and Melba Moore, and opened for Tony Bennett. She toured with a gospel group, throughout Europe and South Africa. She was a songwriter and producer for Total Look and The Style, the iconic rapper Chuck D's female recording artists in the 1990s. She was a songwriter with Grammy award-winning drummer Lenny White, which led to jingles. She sang commercials for Folgers Coffee, McDonald's, and New Jersey Community Bank. BMI Songwriter, Member of Women in Jazz of South Florida, Inc. and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

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