Born: August 3, 1979 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Multilingual Singer/Composer/Producer Sacha Boutros will turn you on in any language with her smooth sultry vocals. A fresh new voice in Jazz & Latin Jazz her new album Simply Sacha features Chuchito Valdes, Geoffrey Keezer & Red Holloway w/Liner Notes by Karrin Allyson.
A Little bit about Sacha...
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...
Awards:Nominated for 2 Los Angeles Music Awards for best latin vocal on a song I wrote amor imposible and best jazz vocal. Also represented the us as a finalist for a world vocal jazz competition in brussels belgium 2007.
When first putting on an album of a new singer or any singer for that matter, I must admit I hold my breath for a minute really hoping that this singer can SING! (this goes for my own recordings too, even to this day!) It's a huge relief when that recording lets you (the listener) sit back and enjoy the voice and not be on the edge of your seat with worries about intonation (singing on/off key) and even better feeling heart and soul come through right away. BRAVA Sacha! For letting me hear and feel this real enjoyment in your recordingyour debut! Which is hard to believe because although it is your first, it sounds very mature and assured. And I love that you've included some of your own original material and lyrics- lovely, also using what you know and who you are; singing very convincingly in spanish, italian, portugese, french... I love the international quality. The band is first-rate very solid, soulful and swinging, no surprise there, with this wonderful line up of players. I really love this abum because first of all, she can SING and it is Sacha coming through- as her own unique self and voice with heart and soul shining through.
Karrin Allyson Concord Recording Artist www.karrin.com
What they're saying about Sacha...
Sacha Boutros is a jazz singer. This is to be differentiated from those who merely sing jazz. While the gorgeous pipes are a nice accoutrement, it's her exquisite phrasing, her ability to caress a lyric, her absolute control over her voice that collectively make her into a jazz musician. Her ability to move seamlessly from jazz into bossa nova, Latin and popular vehicles on her new album only confirms that here is a talent to cherish. - Jim Trageser, music critic, North County Times / publisher, editor, Turbula.net
Thumbs Up - Roger Ebert
Sacha is vocalist like no other besides being a singer she is first and foremost a musician. With practically perfect pitch her musical Sophistication and elegance are timeless. - Frankie Laine
A Vocalist of Promise... - San Diego Union Tribune
Sacha's voice is both sexy, provocative, soulful and smooth. - Red Holloway
A versatile, original and innovative singer who demonstrates that Jazz is in her soul. - Bitacora Cultural (Mexican Magazine, Baja California)
Local Jazz Whiz San Diego native jazz singer Sacha Boutros seems to be anything but an ingénue. She speaks five languages, has the range of an operatic singer and is compared to many jazz greats of yester year, yet she is only 27 years old. - San Diego City Beat
Her music is best described as Latin lounge jazz. Very hip, very cool and yet sensuous like sipping sangria at sunset. - Mary Castillo, Author
Boutros, at her young age, has called the attention of jazz lovers everywhere with her original compositions and exemplary vocal range which stems from her classical roots; she has the ability to sing from Blues to Opera. - El Vigia.net
"Sacha, Live in Hawaii" (Diva Latina Productions, 20011)
Simply Sacha (Diva Latina Productions, 2008) 2008 - Red Holloway SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: INTRODUCING SACHA BOUTROS
2008 - David Veith Compilation CD (name tba)
2007 - Luna Llena TRADITIONAL CUBAN MUSIC
2003 - Recording for Thelonious Monk Competition "Sacha"
2001 - Julio de la Huerta Irresistible
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