Vocalist Peggy Weston brings her distinct style to a broad repertoire, extending from jazz to R&B, pop and Broadway. She is as comfortable performing in an intimate jazz club, as she is on a large concert stage.
Peggy sang in the Washington, D.C. area music scene, before departing for international stages at twenty-one.
She performed aboard cruise liners touring the Caribbean from Florida to South America, followed by notable London night spots. At twenty-two she returned to the Bahamas billed as the singing star in a London produced international show for a long extended booking in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.
Peggy Weston has performed in: clubs and concerts, television and films, on radio and for commercials and film scores, adding solo recordings in the Washington, D.C. area, the Bahamas, London, Brussels, Antwerp, and Holland, which solidified her reputation.
The International Herald Tribune cited her engagement at The Brussels Jazz Club, which transpired into three highly successful seasons, plus two weeks at Antwerp's September Club.
She often shared the stage with notable international jazz artists, as: Clark Terry, Kai Winding, Bud Freeman, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Werner, Jack Van Poll, and Philip Catherine. Weston's vocals joined the after-hours jam sessions at the Brussels Jazz Club with Stan Getz's Quartet, Toots Thielemans and Lionel Hampton's Band.
Her television special Peggy Weston at The Brussels Jazz Club continues to be aired in Europe. She appeared in concert on the prestigious radio show Quatre & Quatre, broadcast 'live' throughout Europe. Her concerts shared the festival bill with Lionel Hampton's Band, Jose Feliciano, and Chet Baker.
In Washington, D.C., Peggy was the opening-act nightly for several months for political satirist Mark Russell at the Shoreham Hotel's Marquee Lounge.
Whether she is performing in clubs, or for special events - including a Presidential Inaugural Ball, or singing R&B before 20,000 for the City of Rockville's 4th of July Celebration, or leading her 8-piece band Silk ...with outstanding musician friends sharing the stage, Peggy Weston brings her energy and artistry.
Her desire to connect with her audiences through song is evident in her engaging style and soulfully dynamic performances. Peggy says, "When I am onstage, it's not about me, it's about the music, and where I hope it takes us."
Songwriting team of Weston - Leeman, wrote Weston's first releases Mellow, and The Sun (Juldane Records).
In Northern Virginia, Peggy studied with Dr. Harold Connell at fourteen years old. At 20, she studied with Jane White. Both were great teachers. Outstanding choral directors were Dr. Connell, Wayne Batty at VCU, and Roger Wagner.
Marriott (national); Foxhall Lingerie; Huntington Ridge; Toyota; President's Council for the Handicapped; Georgetown Leather Design - soprano in quartet (award winning). Sample available upon request.
'Peggy Weston at the Brussels Jazz Club' taped before a live audience in Brussels, Belgium. Broadcast throughout Europe, and continues to be shown decades later.
Originally, a featured newsletter within Peggy's website; later launched as vocalistnews.com to an enthusiastic reception of followers internationally. It is for serious vocalists and those wishing to have a glimpse into their world. Interviews with artists and production professionals, who provide insight and support. Peggy shares her own techniques and stories. Access the blog on this site at VocalistNews.
Peggy Weston brings years of valuable knowledge and experience as a professional performing artist, voice teacher, arts management consultant, and music research writer to an educational environment.