Shuga Shang was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the Maryland suburbs. At the tender age of four, she joined her siblings in gospel performances all over the east coast as the Greenette Gospel Singers. Shang has performed as a background vocalist for Patrice Rushen, Phil Perry, Gary Taylor, Jean Carne, Freddie Jackson, and many others. Her influences are Phyllis Hyman, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, and Yolanda Adams to name a few. Shang attributes much of her success thus far to her personal mentors, her grandmother, Ms. Louvenia Carroll who sang with Pastor Shirley Caesar for five years, and Nathan Heathman who mentored her as she began to sing other genres of music. Shuga Shang provided vocals on recordings by Nathan Heathman, Marcus Johnson, Cornell Stone, and Stoney Ellis. She has shared the stage with national artists Gene Chandler, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, and others. Her debut CD Beautiful is available on iTunes. Shuga Shang has performed her Tribute to The Music of Phyllis Hyman to sold-out audiences at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club,
The Carlyle Club, and other venues both locally and nationally. You are invited to spend the evening with the sultry sounds of Shuga Shang’s Tribute to Phyllis Hyman with Russell Thompkins Jr. and The New Stylistics.
Phyllis Hyman Tribute
Ticket Price: $30
Age: All Ages