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Performance In Support Of Forthcoming Album, Hi-Fly

Sachal Vasandani's Portland Debut

“What makes a jazz singer has more to do with a set of tools and instincts, and by that measure Sachal qualifies as one of the stronger new arrivals in the field…The flexibility of Mr. Vasandani’s phrasing would mark him as a jazz singer whether or not he ventured any scat choruses…he’s a jazz singer with good ideas, including some about what a jazz singer can be.” – New York Times

Listen to exclusive streaming tracks from Hi-Fly

Vocalist Sachal Vasandani is set to make his Portland debut at Tony Starlight’s Supper Club-Lounge on June 18 at 8pm. The performance will feature his longstanding New York-based working ensemble, consisting of pianist Jeb Patton, bassist David Wong and drummer Kendrick Scott.

With two albums on Mack Avenue Records, Vasandani – a 2010 DownBeat “Rising Star” poll winner – established himself as one of the most promising voices in modern jazz, with a distinctive blend of jazz and pop.

Vasandani’s third release, Hi-Fly, confirms the continued high praise and proves the singer is one of the freshest, most versatile artists to emerge onto the scene in recent memory. Hi-Fly is an exciting mix of standards, originals and pop covers showcasing Vasandani’s ability to filter a wide range of material through his highly individual vision. The album also features a special guest – Vasandani’s mentor and a godfather of jazz vocals, Jon Hendricks.

“On this record I wanted to share some of the joy of singing this music,” states Vasandani. “I worked through the turbulence that inspired the last record and just tried to have fun. I was thinking less about drawing the listener into my heart and more about celebrating.”

Vocalist Sachal Vasandani
@ Tony Starlight’s Supper Club – Lounge
Saturday, June 18 · 8pm

3728 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 517-8584 · Web: tonystarlight.com

Sachal Vasandani · Hi-Fly
Mack Avenue · Release Date: June 21, 2011

For more info on Sachal Vasandani, please visit: http://www.sachalvasandani.com

..:: SOURCE: PDX Jazz.com ::..