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Sylvia Herold holding her vintage Gibson L-5 guitar


San Francisco Bay Area singer, guitarist, and song sleuth Sylvia Herold mines the motherlode of American jazz and popular song from the 1930s through the 1960s.


Songs of wit and romance by composers Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, George Gershwin, and Harold Arlen are lovingly rendered in a voice the San Francisco Examiner calls “mesmerizing.”


Herold was a member of the swing vocal trio Cats & Jammers and The Hot Club of San Francisco. Currently, she tours and records with Wake the Dead, The Lonestar Retrobates and The Sylvia Herold Ensemble.


She has appeared on more than 25 albums, including five solo recordings. and is a highly regarded instructor of guitar and repertoire privately, online, and at adult music camps across the United States.

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