Cover: $20 // Show: 7:30pm
Sandra Booker is an American jazz singer/songwriter. Highly respected for her virtuosic scat ability, impeccable timing and phrasing, crystalline tone and bold musical individuality, Booker is in a league of her own. She has been the voice of major advertising campaigns including Coca-Cola and Ralph Lauren. The New Orleans native style is reminiscent of the traditional jazz icons while incorporating her deep, Creole, southern roots in gospel, R&B, neo-soul, Caribbean and Brazilian, and classical influences through precise intonation and uncompromising vocal agility.
A graduate of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she received a BA in ethnomusicology. She has collaborated, recorded and toured with a variety of artists ranging from veterans to emerging stars including Lalo Schifrin, Billy Higgins, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Garrett Morris, Harry Connick, Jr., Billy Higgins, Patrice Rushen, Tamir Hendelman, Keith David and Pepesito Reyes. In 2016, Booker established Jazz Musicians Against Cancer (JMAC) fund to provide no-cost concerts to cancer patients, families and friends, as part of her Music is Medicine campaign and tour. Perhaps legendary guitarist Kenny Burrell sums her up best when he says, “…some people got it and some people don’t and Sandra Booker’s got it all!”