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Sandra Booker is regarded as one of the best voices on the modern jazz scene. She has performed with Lalo Schifrin, Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Billy Higgins, the WDR Big Band, Harry Connick, Jr., Ernie Watts, Patrice Rushen, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Tyrell, Tamir Hendelman and Karen Briggs.
Highly respected for her virtuosic scat ability, impeccable timing, crystalline tone and irrepressible musicality, she continues to push the musical envelope. Her deep Southern roots and razor-sharp musical intuition are ever present in her interpretations or standards and original compositions.
She combines aspects of different genres to create new styles of music such as urban country, French neo-soul or contemporary gospel/hip-hop. The fusing of styles ranging from blues, R&B to Brazilian and classical music into her compositions and performances, Booker is changing the sound of jazz and modern music.
At age 14, she attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Her voice has appeared in radio and television commercials including Coca-Cola and Ralph Lauren. She earned a B.A. degree from the University of Los Angeles, California (UCLA) in ethnomusicology with an emphasis in jazz studies. She has conducted vocal workshops and master classes at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, LAUSD, and the Civica Scuole di Musica (Sondrio, Italy).
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