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With feet rooted in gospel, a heart filled with soul, and a voice touched with jazz, singer and songwriter Chanda Rule has been weaving stories through song, humming melodies, and bending words since her childhood. Her “bewitching voice,”as described by the Baltic Times, has a flexibility and range that has graced a variety of musical projects: from “Sapphire Dreams” recorded with the legendary pianist Kirk Lightsey, “Feeling Good: A Tribute to Nina Simone” where she was featured with sax powerhouse Donny McCaslin, and gospel fests and workshops with the Golden Gospel Singers, to appearing as a featured vocalist on ARTE Concert, Ö1 Jazznacht, and ORF's Dancing Stars. A published writer and storyteller, Chanda also uses her music for community building and communal healing. Her stories that combine original narrative, sacred text and music have been awarded, commissioned, and are currently featured on the new Vennly podcasts.


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“A modern Chicago gal living in Austria reaches back into some emotional roots to serve up a set of civil rights jazz vocals that remains defiant and powerful as well as being solidly appropriate for the times. As updated yet as traditional as Bernie Sanders new messages, this music shows the resilience of the human spirit and desire to break free. Hot stuff for ears on the edge that want some real (and tasty) meat on their musical bones.” — CHRIS SPECTOR, THE MIDWEST RECORD

“Her powerful voice is characterized by superb diction...heartfelt intonation...and often aching beauty.” — RAUL D'GAMA ROSE, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“I could listen to this lady all day...” — GEORGE W

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Album Hold On

Hold On

Pao Records
2020

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Album Sapphire Dreams by Chanda Rule

Sapphire Dreams

Pao Records
2018

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Album Better Place by Martin Reiter

Better Place

Sessionwork Records
2017

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