Cheryl Wilson enjoys a career as an international recording artist, having recorded and performed with a variety of musicians, such as Michael Jackson, Mavis Staples, Celine Dion, Seal, Diana Ross, Michael Bolton, Faith Hill, Mannheim Steamroller, R.Kelly, Bill Withers, KMFDM, Peter Cetera, David Foster and Whitney Houston, among others.
She writes, arranges and records music for commercials, feature films and television, has several gold, platinum and diamond Billboard recording awards, and is Sag/Aftra, AFM, and BMI affiliated.
Her solo performances include the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Chi-Town Jazz Fest and guest appearances with symphony orchestras, jazz orchestras, big bands, and music festivals around the world. Cheryl also enjoys performing with several small ensembles including Jim Gailloreto’s Jazz String Quintet, the 4Spiel String Quartet, Zvonimir Tot’s Jazz Stringtet, John Elmquist’s Hard Art Groop, and akalibrio.
A recipient of an award for outstanding service from the National Association of Jazz Educators, Wilson teaches voice in jazz and contemporary studies at the Chicago College of Performing Arts/ Roosevelt University and at the University of Illinois/Chicago.
Cheryl is also a member of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, as a violist.