PEGGY WESTON

Music ...

 

From the discipline at the ballet barre at age six and learning the value of strength and  the beauty of form-in-motion; from my first assigned stage role at six, as the lead in The Littlest Angel, to the anticipation of the vivacious music teacher's visits ...

to participating in school dances, choruses and concerts, the big, annual high school musical theatre productions, music camps, singing in small vocal groups touring the region, then onward to college music, theatre and dance studies and performances, private lessons, while  beginning to work professionally as a vocalist in Virginia and Washington, D.C. ...

and I was fortunate to be exposed to a wide diversity of good music at home and in the region. Study, practice, practice. To dream. The creative process. The balance of striving for beauty and developing grit. This is where I found my passion. This was my foundation that prepared me for my future in and beyond The Arts. The creative and professional journey began and continues ... and I am grateful.


 

... and Song

 

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 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 commercials, 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 over 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."


                          Photography by Roy Cox

Photography by Roy Cox

Additional Music Credits

Songwriting

Songwriting team of Weston - Leeman, wrote Weston's first releases Mellow, and The Sun  (Juldane Records).

Early Teachers

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, guest director at Massanetta Music Camp. 

Commercials & Voice-Overs

Marriott (national); Foxhall Lingerie; Huntington Ridge; Toyota;   President's Council for the Handicapped; Georgetown Leather Design - soprano in quartet (award winning).

 

Television Special in Europe

'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. 

Blog 'VocalistNews'

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 people, who provide valuable knowledge and support. Peggy shares her own techniques and stories. Access the blog  on this site at NEWS.

Voice Teacher

Peggy Weston brings years of valuable knowledge and experience as a professional performing artist and educator.