Renaissance jazz connoisseurs are asking, "Who is Sable Winters?"
Answer is she's a fresh self-assured and dynamic voice that's a blend of Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter and Carmen McRae. Yet during live performances she clearly stands proudly apart from her mentors. Destined to become an esteemed member of the updated new history of jazz, Sable's rich vocal vibrato and sensuous entertainment style cannot be land-locked. It's otherworldly.
Sable Winters' booking and marketing camp remains mindful of her international performance schedule and goals. On Thursday, February 24th, 2005, Sable was invited to perform with other international musicians at the bohemian charm of Club de Jazz in Santiago, Chile. The visit was coordinated with a business trip along with her husband's parent company. Sort of a second honeymoon. On this particular night during their stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Santiago, word came about to the bar staff that a jazz singer from America was in the house. They had stopped off in the lounge for a quick cocktail while awaiting their car. 1+1=2 and a bar staffer requested a song or two. Sable was obliged to deliver. The lounge pianists talent was uniquely superior though he did not speak English. We do wish to offer much thanks.
Off to Club de Jazz. The club opened where a vocal ensemble set lead by Marcelo Vergara (Marcelo Andrés Vergara Martínez) was delightful. It was a very well rehearsed and the four members delivered a stellar Latin jazz performance including some solos by the other member musicians, including one enchanting female vocalist (unknown). The second and final set was delivered by Sable Winters supported by two other international musicians. On guitar was Federico Dannemann and on bass, Pablo Lecaros.
Sable had such a blast jamming with these competent musicians. They hardly speak a word of each other's language, but they each were successful at speaking the universal language that is music. For this improvised set there was no need for charts or arrangements. All these guys needed was a single acappella bar and off they ran like a freight train. Some songs included Tenderly and a smooth jazz interpretation of So Many Stars, which was of significant appeal to the Chilean audience. The audience was intimate, but large in their appreciation and enthusiasm.
If you should ever have a chance to visit Santiago, Chile, please don't hesitate to pay Club de Jazz a visit. You won't be sorry. Have dinner earlier at one of the many fine restaurants. Enjoy a bottle of your choice of fine Chilean wine at your table. Sable recommends the cheese tray while enjoying the fruit of the vine. What a joy!
On a personal note: Sable communicates, "On this trip I focused on songwriting. This is my first attempt at original material. Every other singer/songwriter has addressed couples related stuff. So I dealt less with the subject. I explored the deeper issues of the family dynamic, including the loss of parents or children or siblings; the confusion over the viability of some friendships, seeking to find your place in life, and most controversial, my personal spiritual beliefs, questions and understanding. I have a lot to say."
About Sable Winters
A native of Dallas, Texas, Sable now resides in the San Francisco Bay area. Sable has performed throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including other West Coast and Central U.S. appearances. In addition to live jazz and cabaret performance, Sable's career has evolved to professional recording. She is a voting member of The Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter (formerly known as The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences). For more information about Sable Winters, visit her official web site at http://www.sablewinters.com.
Sable Winters' recordings are available on her website, Amazon.com or CDBaby.com. For interviews and performance invitations contact: Jan Olson at Owl Eye Entertainment, Inc., 925-938-4960, #112.
About Club de Jazz
Founded in 1943 as a social club for musicians. Located in Santiago, Chile - South America, the venue is situated near Nuñoa square, a friendly and bohemian neighborhood. The club is nestled among a host of other restaurants, bars, pubs and live music destinations. Club de Jazz hosts national and international bands playing live blues, soul, fusion and jazz music. For more information, visit the venue web site at http://www.clubdejazz.cl