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Artist Profiles - Vocalist Angela Bofill

Angela Bofill is a jazz singer and songwriter. Born in May, 1954, She performed with Ricardo Marrero & the Group and Dance Theater of Harlem chorus prior to being introduced to Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen (of the jazz label GRP Records) by her friend, the jazz flautist Dave Valentin. Grusin and Rosen signed Bofill and produced her first album, Angie, in 1978. Hits from that album included “Under The Moon and Over the Sky”. Her follow up album ”Angel of the Night” produced the hits “What I Wouldn't Do (For the Love of You)" and “I Try.”

After stints at labels Arista and Capital, Bofill continued to perform live until her stroke in 2006. She required speech and physical therapy. Because Bofill did not have health insurance, a benefit concert was organized to pay her hospital bills.

Although she lost her ability to sing after her second stroke, in recent years Bofill did return to the stage in "The Angela Bofill Experience." The show consists of Bofill recounting her life and career, joined by artists such as Maysa Leak, Phil Perry and Melba Moore.