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"There are two primary goals for every great vocalist: to own each song as one’s personal creation; and to tell a story even more deeply than the lyrics depict.  Outstanding vocalist Sharon Marie Cline clearly achieves both of these goals – vividly proven by her new CD This Is Where I Wanna Be." - ClickZoomBytes

Sharon Marie Cline is one who stays focused on her dreams, furiously working all facets of her career, her latest goal penning her new single “This Is Where I Wanna Be”. - Claudio Cavalcanti

Sharon Marie Cline brings a refreshing approach to jazz vocal standards

"My encounter with Sharon Marie Cline’s This is Where I Wanna Be,” an album she produced with her pianist and musical director Rich Eames, was, for the most part, a pleasant surprise. ...There is a scat break in “If Dreams Come True” in which she sings in unison with the saxophone work of Bram Glik; and their synchrony could not have been more impressive.

The title has its source in the final track on the album, “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars,” which is the English-language version that Gene Lees wrote as lyrics for Antônio Carlos Jobim’s “Corcovado.” However, it is also the title of a new song that Eames composed for this new album with words by Cline. Aside from the bossa nova beat, the new song has nothing in common with either Jobim’s tune or Lees’ words. It is distinctly original and, located as the mid-point track, provides both anticipation and complementation for the way in which the album ends. Taken as a whole, This is Where I Wanna Be leaves me with some hope that my standards for jazz vocal technique have not yet been totally abandoned." Stephen Smoliar, Classical Music Examiner


"From her base in Los Angeles, Sharon Marie Cline has been attracting local attention for a little while now, and with this, her third album, she must surely gain widespread approval."

- Jazz Mostly

"This is singing like we haven't heard in a long time - from the heart, smooth, reflective and just sensational!"

- Grady Harp, Vine Voice Reviewer April 29, 2014

"Thank you so much, you and your band members were fabulous!  You added a touch of elegance to our celebration! Just what I wanted. Thank you again. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”

- Denise Strini, Western National Realty Group

“Thank you so much for your professionalism, your elegance, great attitude and your talent too!  I always know I can count on you to add grace, elegance and fun to any one of my events.” 

- Julie Reynolds, Public Relations Director, Bloomingdales

“Sharon approaches her material with a deep appreciation of jazz history, delivering a variety of standards, show tunes and classic jazz ballads with a smooth, clear voice.  She is very secure in her abilities and sings without resorting to the technical histrionics afflicting too many jazz singers these days.” 

- Arts America Blogs by William Wolff

“Known for her fantasic range and elegant style.  Chanteuse Sharon Marie Cline performed a laid-back version of Waller’s “Honeysuckle Rose.”  She swings hard and deep, but somehow manages to keep a sweetness about her that’s both inviting and intimidating.” 

- Jay’s Jazz Journeys - Nolas ‘A Taste of New Orleans