Ohklectic Records is proud to announce Award winning Pianist, Composer and Vocalist: Ophelia!
She has merged styles together creating her own unique- Contemporary Eclectic Sounds ranging from
Jazz, New Age, Classical, Native Fusion, African, Latin and Jigs. Hers is an intricate new sound
that attracts a diverse audience and will inspire you to follow your own dreams.
Music critics describe her as energetic, soothing and technically sound but most often PASSIONATE!
Electronic Online Press Kit Includes:
Music and Video Demo's, Press release, Reviews, Articles and Clippings, Publicity Photos, Brochure, Stage plot,
Bio (Full, Short bio and One paragraph summary) Album covers .
"Ophelia's sound is full, rich and sparkling... Her fiercely dramatic keyboard artistry literally grabs your attention and seldom lets you go. The high octane passionate jazz fusion music she has composed, literally explodes at times with energy and fire… while her smooth, dreamy vocals are mesmerizing. In the hands of Ophelia and company, your cares should be chased away and replaced by smiles and laughter. You will be inspired to follow your own dreams! It doesn't get much better than this!"
The Ophelia Handberry Quartet at Downtown Portland Oregon's Premiere Jazz Lounge:
The Jack London Revue
Featuring: Award Winning Contemporary Eclectic Pianist- Ophelia Handberry,
Gean Ermel-drums, Jeff Andrews-bass, Art Alexander-percussion.
Sunshine and Roses... In Memory Of..:
This song was written to remember those we have Lost and Love.
Featuring: Award Winning Contemporary Eclectic Pianist and Vocals- Ophelia Handberry,
Ira Coleman- Bass
Tim Herrmann -Drums
May our tears be replaced with happy memories, Sunshine and Roses...
This raw version was recorded Upstate New York in the summer of 2021 while on LOA during the pandemic.
It's message is that of hope and healing...
Rhythmic Jubilee CD Project/Demo for EPK Sample Music for Duo, Trio, Quartet and Quintet-and Some Vocals
Genre of Eclectic Music: World Music, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, New Age Undertones….
Eclectic Award Winning Concert Pianist, Composer and Vocalist, Ophelia, is known for her "outstanding keyboard artistry, interwoven melodies, rich bass lines, unique percussive touches and dreamy vocals"... Ophelia's innovation marks her as a Rare, passionate artist, well before her time. Read More
"This Graceful dancing pianist plays her heart out, while her performances take you into another world." Her music carries a stirring, modern, earthy undertone with a uniqueness that appeals to diverse audiences. Ophelia's Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet of contemporary musicians have played from Hartford to Hong Kong, in a variety of venues and setting and with audiences of all sizes. Ophelia and her band are a professional, talented group that are: READY TO PERFORM!
Listening to her distinct sound you embrace styles ranging from Jazz, New Age, Classical, Native fusion, African, Latin, and Jigs. Her very identifiable, "Contemporary Eclectic Sounds" or what her Fans call, "Ophelia Music", have been featured on National Public Radio- National PBS programs, and numerous national and syndicated radio stations. All of her recordings are individual projects, based on very specific themes that define her eclectic style. So far Ophelia has produced five titles to her name: April Storm, AEAAF, Native Ground.. Stand My Ground, Echoes... Under The Sun and the Rhythmic Jubilee CD. All authenticate Ophelia's eclectic ability. They have become timeless pieces and her music has garnered her successful career which continues to grow by word of mouth.
Ophelia is respected for her integrity, authenticity and remaining true to herself. Her beauty, flare and radiance are contagious and her Headliner shows leave you wanting more which is evident by her audience's consistently giving standing ovationsin response to her keyboard artistry. Ophelia has successfully managed tours across the country as well as internationally. Incredibly, she averaged four to six shows a weekend as a solo artist! She was also the featured performer for three years with African American Women on Tour, with renowned artists such as Terry McFadden, Debbie Allen and Lorraine Toussaint. She also gives Benefit Concerts for organizations to assist the homeless, abused children and others in need.
The Ophelia Handberry Quartet/Quintet... Ophelia Handberry-Piano and Vocals, Gean Ermel-Drums,
Jeff Andrews- Bass, Art Alexander-Percussion, Dan Brewster- Horns.
Performance: Sponsored by Steinway and Sons @ Michelle's- Portland, OR.
The Ophelia Handberry Trio
Mike B- Bass
Rehearsing for Duo Master Class on the Steinway Ophelia Handberry-Piano and Vocals
Gean Ermel- Drums
In the Studio
Marquay Seamster- Bass, Ophelia- Piano
Recording Engineer Dennis Carter and Ophelia Handberry
Performance: Portland Rose Festival The Ophelia Handberry Quintet
Ophelia Handberry-Piano and Vocals
Carlwin Windom-Upright Bass and Sax
Mitchell Handberry-Electronic Percussion
Performance: Esther Short Park- Vancouver, WA. Ophelia Handberry-Piano and Vocals
Carlwin Windom- Bass
Record Label Ohklectic Records P.O. Box 734 Bethel, CT. 06801
Ophelia Handberry and Ohklectic Records are Members of
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
Distributed By Ohklectic Records
Awards: ASCAP Special Popular Award Recipient Every Year since 1999.
Rhythmic Jubilee CD OHK 695 (CD) Composed & Produced by Ophelia
Release Date: November 2003
Echoes...Under The Sun CD OHK 694 (CD) Composed, Produced & Performed by Ophelia
Release Date: July 2000
Native Ground... Stand My Ground CD OHK 686 (CD) Composed & Produced by Ophelia
Release Date: March 15, 1998 (Regional) May 1. 1998 (National)
April Storm CD: OHK 681 (CD) Territory: National Composed & Produced by Ophelia
Release Date: August 1, 1996
Always Eat African-American Food - Audio Cassette with music and booklet (Available only thru Ohklectic Records): Produced by Ophelia
Release Date: Feb 1997 (National)
Cassette OHK 689 w/ booklet