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Elegant, seductive and smooth are as synonymous to the sounds of Penny Wells as they are to the woman who sings them.

Penny Wells, born in Detroit, Michigan, discovered her classical voice at age 6 and quickly rose from singing in youth choirs at her church to a musical talent to be reckoned with. She recalls singing all of her life but credits her high school music teacher for encouraging her to pursue a solo career–Penny has been singing professionally for 23 years.

Influenced by vibrant musical greats such as, Diane Reeves, Lalah Hathaway, CeCe Winans and Jonathan Butler; her sultry and sophisticated sound embodies the vocal music styles of Jazz, Classical, Spirituals and Gospel all cascading into the soothing hues of Penny Wells.

She has studied at Wayne State University, Department of Music and Performing Arts and the Detroit Community Music School of Arts; also studying voice under the tutelage of France Brockington and Ivan Griffin of Wayne State University.

Her opening act & performance credits include icons Pattie Austin and The Temptations; the legendary Kirk Whalum and Maysa Leak; the hot artistry of Will Downing, Yolanda Johnson, Al McKenzie, Marion Meadows and Kim Waters; and the creative talent of Tim Bowman, Dwele, Euge Groove, Kem, Frank McComb, Najee and Vinx.

Reminiscent of her childhood aspiration of just another little girl standing in front of a mirror singing using a hair brush as her microphone; today, Penny astutely focuses around learning the art of balancing her roles of mother, daughter, singer, lover and friend. “Each role is important to me in very meaningful ways. I am blessed to have so many passions in my life.” Penny’s future aspirations of becoming a musical treasure to the industry with something unique to say is well within reach. Always one to keep several irons in the fire, Penny pursues writing and completing numerous works not only for her but for other artists.

Penny will be releasing her sophomore CD entitled Close to You—Penny Sings Burt. This CD is made up of a collection of classic pop songs like

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head; Make it Easy on Yourself, and Alfie. This long awaited CD will be a refreshing collaboration of good music of the past, the soul stirring and spirited grooves of today and the smooth tones of Penny Wells to elevate the tracks to the next level. Close to You—Penny Sings Burt is the elegant, seductive and smooth sounds of Penny Wells for the grown, sexy and classy.

Look for it in March 2011.

Come See Me

Come see me..
Performing live is my true passion. There is no better feeling than connecting with my audience. I have several US appearances this summer. Stay tuned and check back often to see when I’ll be in your town.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.
P.

Performance Flyers

Events

1-22-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

1-29-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

2-19-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

2-26-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

2-27-17   Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe- Detroit Jazz Festival Jam Session- 97 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms

3-19-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

3-21-17   Deepak Chopra @ Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd. Warren, MI   (Opening act)

3-25-17   Let’s Praise Him Concert- Deeper Life Gospel Center, 20601 Beech Daly Redford, MI

3-26-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

4-22-17   The Links, Inc. Great Lakes Chapter Event, The Whitney 4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

4-23-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

4-30-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

5-13-17    Health formation- Jazz Benefit Concert – Mother’s Day Event – 203 N Washington, Saginaw, MI

5-21-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

5-24-17   Hope United Methodist Jazz Concert – With Randy Scott & Comedian Mic Larry, Southfield, MI

5-28-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

6-15-17   Motown Museum Expansion Gala Capitol Park (Downtown Detroit) Private Event

6-16-17   Pontiac Alumnae Chapter- Delta Sigma Theta-Jazz and Wine,The Links at Crystal Lake, 800 Golf Dr, Pontiac, MI

6-18-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

6-25-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

7-16-17   Michigan Jazz Festival – With Al McKenzie Quartet – Cohen Stage (Time-6:15- 7:15 p.m) Schoolcraft College ,18600 HaggertyRd., Livonia, MI

7-16-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

7-23-17   Renaissance Unity 11200 E. 11 Mile Rd, Warren, MI  48089 10:00 a.m. Service

*Soloist for Renaissance Unity every 3rd and 4th Sunday.

Shine on Me

Musical Me

Detroit’s own Penny Wells…. female R&B singer with a soulful sound for R&B audiences, but smooth enough for adult contemporary; sophisticated enough for adults, but sultry enough for younger listeners; strong enough in the face of heartbreak to appeal to women, but ravishing enough to nab the fellas. Wielding such broad appeal, Penny managed to release her long awaited first solo CD entitled “SHINE”.

This CD was written, produced and arranged by Al McKenzie, music director for The Temptations.

CD’s

For more information or to purchase Penny’s CD go to: ReverbNation

Close to You

My Favorite Holiday

Shine

Video’s

Contact Info

20833 Southfield RD
Suite 107
Southfield Mi 48075

Main: 248-809-9886
Cell: 248-705-4944
Fax: 248-485-6256
Contact Email:  [email protected]

Artist Info

Artist Managment:  Alonza McKenzie

Stage Rider

Stage Plot