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Sandra Booker - Jazz vocalist Sandra Booker is undoubtedly one of the new masters in the jazz genre. Highly respected for her virtuosic scat ability, impeccable timing, crystalline tone and bold musical individuality, Booker is in a league of her own. A native of the world’s greatest jazz city New Orleans, she sings in a style reminiscent of one who speaks in a native tongue revealing her deep Southern roots in jazz as well as gospel (Negro spirituals), rhythm and blues and Caribbean and Brazilian influences while demonstrating her classical training through precise intonation and uncompromising technical agility. She has collaborated and performed with some of the great veterans and emerging stars of jazz including Billy Higgins, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Lalo Schifrin, WDR Big Band, Nils Landgren, Harry Connick, Jr., Mike Melvoin, Billy Mitchell, Willie Jones, III, Phil Upchurch, Ernie Watts, Barbara Morrison, Gerald Wiggins, Thania Sanz, Black Note, Patrice Rushen, Tamir Hendelman, John Leftwich, Wolfgang Haffner, Dan Lutz, Dale Fielder, Roberto Miranda, Larry Koonse, Pepesito Reyes and Ryan Cross. As a little girl in New Orleans, growing up near the corner of St

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Tamir Hendelman: The Many Colors and Cultures of Tamir

Read "Tamir Hendelman: The Many Colors and Cultures of Tamir" reviewed by Jim Worsley

With so many talented jazz pianists over the years, it can be a challenge to make your own mark or carve out your own identity. Many fine musicians have simply blended into the scene, seemingly unnoticed, due to a lack of singularity that sets them apart. Tamir Hendelman crashes that barrier with a signature sound that ...

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Tamir Hendelman: Living a Dream

Read "Tamir Hendelman: Living a Dream" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

One of those “overnight sensations" who's been working steadily for years, Israeli-born pianist and composer Tamir Hendelman has finally caught a rocket. A member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Jeff Hamilton Trio, as well as leader of his own groups, Hendelman is also a first-call arranger and accompanist for some of the best vocalists ...

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The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide

Read "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide" reviewed by Jim Santella

The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide Scott Yanow Softcover; 280 pages ISBN: 978-087930-825-4 Backbeat Books 2008 Anyone ever asked you to list your favorite CDs for a desert island stayover? What would Tom Hanks and Wilson listen to if they had had the foresight ...

Very Early

Label: Jersey Boy
Released: 1994


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