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Try this for diversity: she apprenticed by working for Quincy Jones. In 2010 she sang and contracted backup singers for Queen Latifah for the opening of the Super Bowl ("God Bless America"). Before that she sang ad contracted for Celine Dion (same song, "God Bless America") for the 9/11 telethon. She sang backups on the 2011 Academy Awards Show. She sang and contracted for LeeAnn Rimes for the 2002 Olympics Opening Ceremony. She conducted singers on stage for Paul McCartney at a Green Peace concert at the Hollywood Bowl ("Hey Jude"). Or this: she writes songs with Johnny Mandel, Bob James, Dori Caymmi, many more. She co-wrote Baretta's Theme ("Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow") with Dave Grusin, now a popular ringtone. Her songs have been recorded by Diane Schuur, Shirley Horne, Roberta Glack, Barbara Mandrell, Bob James, Peggy Lee, Djavan, etc. She has performed with Chaka Kahn, Mariah Carey, Smokey Robinson, John Williams and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Johnny Mathis, more. She has sung in "King Kong," “War of the Worlds,” "Van Helsing," "Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions," "Sister Act I and II", etc. She has written vocal arrangements and/or sung on recordings with Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Bette Midler, David Foster, David Benoit, Kenny Loggins, Dionne Warwick and more With her a cappella group, Inner Voices, she has sung at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Betty Ford Foundation, Jazz Bakery, has toured the U.S. and Japan and produced, arranged and recorded five CDs. She co-produced "Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra" which was #1 for 33 weeks on the Billboard jazz charts and garnered two Grammys, one for a song she wrote with Frank Foster ("You Can Have It"). A little more diversity: she conducted the orchestra on-camera in the film "For the Boys" behind Bette Midler and also arranged vocals and sang backups on the soundtrack CD. She coached Lily Tomlin on scatting for the film "All of Me" (Miss Tomlin needed no coaching.) She sang a demo on the first Frank Sinatra Duets project, to be used so that another singer could learn the final part, and considers that she almost sang with Sinatra himself.
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