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Sachal Vasandani

With his breakthrough 2007 debut, Eyes Wide Open, vocalist/composer/arranger Sachal Vasandani established himself as one of the most promising voices in modern jazz. A 2010 DownBeat “Rising Star” poll winner, Vasandani presented his distinctive blend of jazz and pop with the critically acclaimed release, We Move in 2009.

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”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

“...superb debut of distinctive originals and intelligent makeovers that teem with a fresh vitality.” —Billboard

“He is a flexible performer, versed in the blues, standards, and modern jazz; nonetheless, his sound is consistent and unique” —Wynton Marsalis

“...a stunning and moving voice.” —The Cultural Connect

“Sachal Vasandani sings with a relaxed, mature sound and a unique sensitivity to lyrics and phrasing” —Carnegie Hall

“His eyes may be wide open, but handsome 28-year-old newcomer Sachal Vanandani strives for a sleepy-sexy allure with his dark, cushy vocals and seeming inability to break a sweat

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