Aretha Scruggs is a Jazz/Gospel singer residing in Los Angeles when she’s not touring the world.
Scruggs started singing at age four with her family group: The Scruggs Sisters, containing her three sisters and two parents Melvin and Wanda Scruggs, on accompanying piano and bass. They opened for world renowned artists such as: The Clark Sisters, Commissioned, Yolanda Adams and Vickie Winans (to name a few), and were awarded the prestigious opportunity to sing for historical events like: Rosa Park’s 80th Birthday party and the Tuskegee Airmen’s Congressional banquet.
After graduating from UCLA, she along with her twin sister Alayna went on to tour as background singers for Natalie Cole and later, Christina Aguilera and Anita Baker. Whether television or live shows, she has also supported diva vocal legends Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Neo-soul powerhouses Jill Scott, India Arie and pop producers/artists Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell. She has also sung with such gospel greats as, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp and Yolanda Adams.
On Film and Television you can hear her vocals on such projects as: Just Mercy, Harriet Tubman, Trolls 2, Bad Boys 3,The Godfather of Harlem, Euphoria, Respect (Aretha Franklin's Biopic), Genius: Aretha Franklin by National Geographic, and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.
Currently, Aretha is working on her jazz project featuring arrangements of jazz covers and her own original tunes. Don't forget to check out her most recent release of a social justice piece called "I'm Tired" dedicated to George Floyd and the lives lost in the fight for equality and justice for black lives. Also download her debut jazz-gospel inspired EP, “Not of This World", which includes all original music save for one tribute song “Dindi”, by Brazilian Grammy Award winning bossanova great, Antonio Carlos Jobim.
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