Sandra Marlowe is a singer whose musical career has been a life pilgrimage of identity - exploring, challenging, reinventing and persevering. From gospel-belting kid to white-knuckled opera singer to gear-toting “girl singer,” from kickin’ cabaret “mama” to church choir director to vocal teacher with verve, this performer has arrived at the zenith of her creative skills.
Possessing a rare versatility in timbre and range, a keen ear, and an interpretative approach that whistles boldly through the dark while seeking the light, Sandra Marlowe brings warmth and finesse, yet undeniable power and sheer sass, with an occasional “edge of your seat” surprise to True Blue., her debut jazz CD.
TRUE BLUE. HAS BEEN RELEASED!! –
CD Release Show at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest – August 2012.
|Larry Dunlap, piano; John Shifflett, bass; Jason Lewis, drums; Charlie McCarthy, saxes & flute; John Worley, Jr., trumpet; Jeff Cressman, trombone|
The reviews for True Blue. are coming in . . .
“A rock solid, incredibly entertaining release. “
– Brent Black, www.criticaljazz.com
“If the exciting True Blue were a concert instead of an album, there's no question that this vocalist would have brought the house down with her powerful performance.”
– Edward Blanco, www.allaboutjazz.com
“Marlowe’s clearly a talented singer, and True Blue is an infectious outing which is just a small sampling of her expansive vocal repertoire.”
– Joe Ross, CD Insight
“An evocative jazz vocalist from the Bay Area rounds up some local, first call jazzbos and a good time is had by all--including you.”
– Chris Spector, Midwest Records