Vocalist Peggy Hayes studied music, theater and dance at Florida State University. After graduating with a B.A. in Theater, she spent the next 11 years in New York City, where she recorded with blues band True Blue.
In 1993, Peggy moved to Vermont, where she co-founded the Memorial Center for the Arts in Wilmington. While producing and directing local and national performing artists, she garnered a fan base of her own.
In 1999, Peggy and the Bob Merrill Trio released their CD The Songs That Got Us Through WWII: Swingin’ Jazz of the 1940’s to terrific reviews. “Peggy Hayes swings with a voice that’s enchanting and always on target” – Neil Charnoff, Vermont Public Radio’s Jazz in the Evening. “Hayes’ voice winks at you…angelic, but (with a) worldly side.” – John Barrett Jr., Jazz Improv Magazine.
In 2001, Peggy moved to Raleigh and joined Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Smokey Joe’s Café. Aside from her “musical muse” Doug, Peggy performs with a number of local musicians, and has appeared in Durham’s Jazz Vocal Festival.
For more about Peggy, check out her website at www.peggyhayes.com.