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. . . Cheryl Ann Blackley.
 
A professional musician for nearly 40 years, receiving her union card (in Canada!) in 1983, Cheryl specializes in the traditional “orchestral” reed instruments - clarinets, saxophones, oboe/english horn and bassoon - instruments originally or traditionally made of wood, and/or played using a wood reed.

As Wyldwood Cheryl offers lecture/demonstrations, private(house) concerts and sophisticated background music. She plays with professionally recorded accompaniments, many of them arranged and recorded herself, from piano solo to jazz trio to full orchestra.

Whether you would like to learn a little bit, simply be entertained, or just enhance the atmosphere of your special occasion, Wyldwood can take care of all your music needs.

Wyldwood with InstrumentsLecture/Demonstrations are usually planned to be approximately 45 minutes long, with time for questions and answers during the presentation or at the end. Wyldwood brings six to nine different instruments representing each of the four families of reed instruments, gives a brief description including the history and origin of the instrument, and then performs a familiar selection of music often associated with that instrument.

Private, or House, Concerts are also usually 45 minutes to an hour long, are usually performed on four to six instruments, and are often based on a single theme, such as Romantic Jazz, Great American Marches, Latin Fantasy, Stars of Stage and Screen, Opera Favorites, and more; with only a short introduction given before each selection is performed.

Background Music is offered for one to three or more hours, is played without spoken commentary, unless requested, usually only on clarinet and saxophones, and is usually based around a common style, such as Classical, Jazz, or Broadway, and can change style from hour to hour if desired. A 10-minute break is needed once each hour, and special requests and dedications can usually be accommodated.

Wyldwood performing for "Happy Hour."Of course, each of the previous offerings can be modified or combined as you desire, such as Background Music while greeting or eating, followed by a Private Concert or a short Lecture/Demonstration during refreshments or dessert; or Background Music can shift from quiet, unobtrusive music for greetings and hors-d'oeuvres to light, informal dance music later in the evening. Wyldwood needs only a space of ten to twelve square feet and access to a grounded electrical outlet, and will work with you to provide whatever you need or desire to make your event extra special and memorable. Wyldwood performing.

Wyldwood's services are secured with the receipt of a printed Performance Agreement signed by both parties, and accompanied by a booking fee; with rates starting at $100.00. Wyldwood is usually available weekday mornings, some afternoons and evenings, and anytime Friday-Sunday. 

In the summer months Wyldwood can also be found performing in downtown Salt Lake as part of the Gallivan Center Lunch Bunch Concert Series; and occasionally popping up at a number of area Farmers' Markets, including the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings and the Harvest Market on Tuesday afternoons at Pioneer Park, and the Bountiful Farmers' Market in downtown Bountiful on Thursday afternoon, as a busker performing for tips and donations.

 

Wyldwood at Downtown Farmer's Market 
Wyldwood at Downtown Farmer's Market 
Wyldwood at Clearfield Farmer's Market 
Wyldwood at Bountiful Farmer's Market 
 

Current Show Titles:

All-American Concert • At the Ball • Broadway Hits • Classical Goes Swing! • Easy Listenin': Hits of the '50's & '60's • Great American Marches • Halloween/At the Ball • Hot Latin Hits • Jazz Classics • Latin Fantasy • Lecture/Demo Program • Marches & More • Opera Favorites • Romantic Jazz • Sax-o-Fun • School Program • Stars of Stage & Screen • Swingtime! • Christmas Jazz Carols • Christmas Jazz Hymns • Christmas Swing • Traditional Christmas • Traditional Christmas w/Sing-Along
 
 

Playlist Selections:

Ain't Misbehavin'                                       On Broadway
All the Things You Are                                One Note Samba
As Time Goes By                                       Over the Rainbow
The Blue Danube Waltz                              The Pink Panther
Body and Soul                                           Rakoczy March
Bye Bye Blackbird                                      Rhapsody in Blue
Cabaret                                                     Russian Sailor's Dance
Days of Wine and Roses                             Satin Doll                  
The Entertainer                                          Semper Fidelis March
A Foggy Day                                              Sentimental Journey
Funeral March of a Marionette                     Simple Gifts
Granada                                                    Some Enchanted Evening
Habañera                                                  The Sound of Music
I Got Rhythm                                             Strike Up the Band!
In the Mood                                               Summertime
La Bamba                                                  Tales from the Vienna Woods 
Libertango                                                 Take Five 
The Liberty Bell March                                Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Misty                                                         Vilja 
O Sole Mio                                                 The Washington Post March
 
 
And, of course, a large selection of
traditional and jazz Christmas tunes.
 
 
 Audio Clips: 

 "I Got Rhythm" - Clarinet                           "In a Sentimental Mood" - Alto Sax
               
 
 "Don't Get Around Much"  - Bari Sax            "Cabaret" - Clarinet
             
 
 "Ain't Misbehavin' " - Alto Sax                    "The Washington Post March"- Clarinet
               
 
 "Over the Rainbow" - Bari Sax                    "Jingle Bells" - Alto Sax
               
           
 "What Child Is This?" - Clarinet                   "The Christmas Song" - Bari Sax 
               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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