Wendy Simon SinklerGlenside, PA
Wendy Simon Sinkler has been a professional singer for 40 years and has performed in a variety of clubs throughout Europe and Casablanca, Morocco, as well as the East Coast including New York City, Boston, Atlantic City, and the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan area. Her group, “52nd Street,” earned international recognition for their swinging, be-bop, scat-singing style with the release of their album, “Scrapple to the Apple” on Inner City Records. As a studio singer, her voice can be heard on radio and tv commercials.
Wendy has a BA in Speech and Theatre from Montclair State University; Masters in Humanities from Arcadia University; and Music K-12 Certification from Chestnut Hill College.
She was an adjunct professor of contemporary and jazz vocal ensembles at Arcadia University and the University of the Arts, and has led workshops at the Institute for the Arts in Education. Wendy has shared her professional musical experience as a Music, Chorus and Drama teacher for 18 years at Springfield Township Middle School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
She co-founded the Jazz Bridge Project with Suzanne Cloud, volunteers in community outreach and helped to establish resources and services to assist jazz musicians in crisis. Wendy is currently Treasurer and Board Member of the Jazz Bridge Project.
This is my choral arrangement of the Jobim Bossa Nova, “Triste,” recorded by professional singers and musicians in 2014 on the CD “Symphony in Bossa” by the Brazilian group, Minas. I rehearsed, conducted and sang with the singers.