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MARTHA BURKS

Sunday Supper
Performing Sundays from  7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Martha Burks has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years. She has been described as a poised vocalist and performer with a wide range of vocal versatility, class and charm. Martha, like most musicians, began her career in her hometown in Arkansas serving in the church. Along with her late brother, trumpet player Harry Burks, would often perform for neighbors and relatives. Little did they know of the fruit their efforts would bear.


Martha has sung everything from gospel to pop to jazz and back again! She captivates her audience with a sparking personality to match her indisputable vocal skills. She can scat with the best of them invoking imagery of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Carmen McCrae. Not to mention the Anita Bakers and Diane Reeves of the world as well. True to form she is always Martha, a truly sophisticated lady.


During the eighties Martha was introduced to Bill Craig, an avid jazz lover. He took a chance on her and made an investment into her future. He introduced her to jazz drummer, the late Paul Guerrero during her first recording in Little Rock with the legendary jazz pianist and vocalist Jay McShann. This as some of you would say, “was the beginning” and it’s still going strong.

 

CASSANDRA BERRY

Gospel Sunday Brunch @ Michael's of Las Colinas

Cassandra Berry has been a lover of music for as long as she can remember.  Born to a family of gospel singers, she began singing as a young child to the present.  Her influences include legends such as Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner…just to name a few of many.  Her favorite is her late father, Homer Smith.


In addition to singing in church, Cassandra has a love and passion for theater.  Her debut theater performance at Denton Community Theater was in the production of Smokey Joe’s Café where she belted out, You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog. She has been in several local productions with the most recent being Ragtime. 


Cassandra has been an invited soloist to sing the National Anthem at UNT basketball games, UNT Winspear Performance Hall, Dallas Morton Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas City Performance Hall and a number of churches and community programs.

Cassandra is a singer, public speaker and performer.


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