Wednesday, September 19, Jazz Standard
Sachal Vasandani and group will appear, Wednesday September 19. 116 East 27th Street (between Park & Lex) 2 sets: 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm (more info and to reserve tix : 212-576-2232 or http://www.jazzstandard.com)
Sachal Vasandani Sachal Vasandani – vocals. Jeb Patton – piano, David Wong – bass Quincy Davis – drums Minneapolis City Pages hails “an impressive and highly original new voice on the jazz scene.”
Billboard praises a “superb debut of distinctive originals and intelligent makeovers that teem with a fresh vitality.” Clearly, it’s “all systems go” for jazz singer and songwriter Sachal Vasandani and his enchanting debut album Eyes Wide Open (Mack Avenue).
In addition to his own high-quality originals (like “Send ‘Em Up to Heaven,” with guest soloist Stefon Harris on vibraphone), Sachal covers such rarely-heard gems as Sade’s “It’s Only Love That Gets You Through,” Percy Mayfield’s “Strange Things Happening” and “You Won’t Forget Me,” his heartfelt tribute to the late Shirley Horn. Down Beat’s 1999 Collegiate Jazz Vocalist of the Year, Sachal Vasandani “shows a wealth of promise.” (Philadelphia Daily News) Tickets: $20 plus tax