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MUSIC - Sacha Boutros - singer, pianist & songwriter

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A native of San Diego, California, Sacha is trained in classical music and Bel Canto opera, and has a four octave range. She sings pop, jazz, and Latin jazz and speaks and sings fluently in several languages. Her bio says, Sacha's "passion for music resides in her writing and singing of Jazz".

Notably, Sacha was introduced by Frankie Laine (at his 90th birthday party) as his "Ingénue". "She’s also opened for and performed with Patti Austin, James Moody, Red Holloway, Karrin Allyson, Julio Iglesias, Marvin Hamlisch, Chubby Checker,Ann Hampton Callaway, Patti Page, Kay Starr, and so many others."

Sacha was introduced on Red Holloway's "Something Old Something New" album recorded  in  2008 and released in 2009.   She released her first CD, "Simply Sasha"  in 2008 on CD Baby.  The album was "— a mix of standards and originals touching on jazz, Latin jazz, bossa nova, swing, and pop, and sung in five languages (English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and French) —"  The CD featured original songs and several classic and contemporary jazz standards.  It "was nominated for two Los Angeles Music Awards as" Best Latin Vocal" for her original song, "Amor Imposible," and "Best Vocal," and hit number seven on the Japan music charts." 

"Sacha Live in Hawaii" (2011),  was recorded during a visit to Hawaii at the Waikiki Hawaii Public Radio Atherton Studio. 

In 2013, She released "Sacha: NY After Dark," which features "Terell Stafford on trumpet and flugelhorn, a rhythm section of Peter Washington (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums), guitarist Peter Sprague, and pianist John Di Marino, along with percussionist Tommy Aros," performing standards and songs from the Great American Songbook."

Sacha records, writes and performs jazz in local and national venues.
 

BIO excerpt:

Recognized by music critics, peers, celebrities, and musical legends, Sacha is one of the top jazz artists today. Introduced by the great American entertainer Frankie Laine as his " ingénue," and as Protege of the Legendary Red Holloway Sacha has opened for and performed with Patti Austin, James Moody, Karrin Allyson, Julio Iglesias, Marvin Hamlisch, Chubby Checker, Ann Hampton Callaway, Patti Page, Kay Starr, and so many others.

San Diego native, Sacha, has gone from gigging at a few San Diego clubs and U.S. festivals to touring the world and back, to having her recordings hit the top of the charts in Japan and on e-music, to even receiving a Grammy nod for best jazz and Latin jazz album in 2008 and 2013.

REVIEW:

SACHA BOUTROS: NY After Dark

San Diego’s legacy of great female torch singers tilts toward the blues side of the aisle: Jeannie Cheatham, Ella Ruth Piggee, Missy Andersen. As far as straight-ahead jazz singers, Peggy Claire and Cynthia Hammond have been among the best known, but neither carved out as large a niche as Cheatham, Piggee, or Andersen. Sacha Boutros has both the pipes and the touch to bring jazz singing to the same levels of attention as the blues, long enjoyed in the local scene. Sacha’s latest CD, NY After Dark, finds her surrounded by a stellar band worthy of any national release: Terell Stafford on trumpet and flugelhorn, a rhythm section of Peter Washington (bass) and Lewis Nash (drums), guitarist Peter Sprague, and pianist John Di Marino, along with percussionist Tommy Aros."

Articles

Sacha Boutros goes jazz bare in NY AFTER DARK

National Jazz Music - Examiner
"Aspiring jazz artists usually get their feet wet with standards and the Great American Songbook for their debut album, before venturing into the tricky territory of fusions, depending on their skill set, interest, and confidence level. Not San Diego-based vocalist/songwriter Sacha Boutros. She came out guns blazing, with a multi-fusion debut just a few short years ago, like a veteran."
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Take Five With Sacha Boutros

"Meet Sacha Boutros: A local native of San Diego, Sacha Boutros has been captivating audiences with her sultry vocals and exquisite style as she posses a charm and grace reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood. Having played the piano since she was a little girl, she began composing at an early age. With a four-octave range she is well versed in classical music and can sing in just about any language as she speaks five fluently; but her passion lies in writing and singing jazz. In 2002, shortly after graduating from the University of San Diego, she was introduced by the legendary Frankie Laine at his 90th birthday celebration as his Ingénue."


Glide Magazine - Sacha Boutros

"Unlike the other artists that I have featured, I now have a musical subject that even my parents can enjoy. Finally! Putting jokes aside however (my parents do read most everything that I write), San Diego, CA-based jazz singer, Sacha Boutros, is worth writing about. More importantly, she is worth listening to. Her album, Simply Sacha, is as refreshing as it is timeless. "

VIDEOS:

Sacha Boutros - Love Won't Let Me Wait

Sacha Boutros - Speak Low

Sacha Boutros - Delirio