Born: January 10, 1963
She's a hundred pounds of rompin' stompin' sax. She's so hot her horn smokes. Her first CD, Tigress, (Warner Music Discovery) defines mood, zest, verve and sizzling straight-on jazz from the hip. Some elements of jazz never change, but Sonya Jason picks up the leftovers and moves them into her own dimension.
-- Jan Holland for Venice: The L.A. Arts and Entertainment Magazine
There is no doubt jazz has been a man's world for sometime. Be it due to a lack of credible women musicians or outright bigotry we may never know, but the tide is certainly turning toward more women being accepted into the jazz realm....
AwardsASCAP Popular Music Award for Original Compositions Yamaha Corporation of America, selected as Roster Artist Arizona Commission on the Arts, selected as Roster Artist Downbeat Magazine Spotlights Deserving Young Musicians Phil Woods Scholarship to Berklee College of Music Phoenix Federation of Musicians Young Sounds of Arizona Program 18 Awards for Outstanding Musicianship from such institutions as the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE)
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