Bio

Edlene Hart is an international soul singer originally from Yonkers near the NYC area. Edlene started singing at the age of five in church where she was groomed by Mr. John Simmons, the Master Keyboardist & Musical Director for many well-known artists. 

Through an educational journey from a Performing Arts high school through studying Music Education at Queens College, she performed all genres and in many languages in Opera, Broadway, Jazz, Spirituals & Contemporary music which led Edlene to an acting role in the play "The Legacy" at The National Black Theatre in Harlem. 

A powerful and sultry singer, Edlene Hart will captivate an audience with her explosive stage presence. In New York, she was once dubbed “Chocolate Thunder” and in South Florida also known as “The Bus Lady,” because she can take you anywhere you want to go! 

Learning from the best has led Edlene to share the stage and record with well-known recording artists including Whitney Houston, Eryka Badu, Issac Hayes, The Delphonics, Melba Moore, as well as having opened for the legendary Tony Bennett. Edlene Hart has also toured singing gospel throughout Europe & South Africa. 

Edlene’s talents also include songwriting and producing for Iconic Rapper Chuck D's female recording artists’ Total Look and The Style in the 90s. She worked as songwriter with Grammy award-winning musician Lenny White, which led her to jingle work. She can be heard singing on Folgers Coffee, McDonalds & New Jersey Community Bank commercials. 

Throughout her years in New York, Edlene has been incredibly blessed to have worked in some of the top bands such as The Funk Junkies, The NY Soul Sisters, The F&G Band, Groove Buffet & Steve Wexler and The Top Shelf Band ...but now she calls South Florida home. She worked with Joey Gilmore a blues legend of South Florida, House of Power, Otis And The Cadillacs. Now she can be found performing everything from Jazz, Funk and pop to R&B, Smooth Jazz and beyond with her band The Edlene Hart Band, Spellbound- a Smooth & Contemporary Jazz Band & The Chill Factor Funk Band. 

Currently, Edlene has created an organization that consists of various entities.  SolCity Books, LLC Publishing Co & SolCity Kids! a music performance program for children. Watch out for The SolCity Live Youtube Channel Show 

SolCity Live welcomes new talent! Singers, musicians & teachers. Please contact us 917 524 8145

Affiliations: 

Ceo & Founder of SolCity Live Arts & Enterprises, BMI Songwriter, Member of Women in Jazz of South Florida & Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 

Email: solcitylive@gmail.com

Edlene & Friends