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Jazz of Sandra Booker & Stripping Down's Sheila Hageman

Jazz of Sandra Booker & Stripping Down's Sheila Hageman

Vocalist Sandra Booker is regarded as one of the best voices on the underground jazz movement scene. The New Orleans native and self-described ‘Queen of Creole music’ has a style that feels familiar while sounding completely fresh. Her deep southern roots and devotion to her Crescent City heritage are ever present in her interpretations with echoes of blues, soul, funk, gospel, classical, and of course, jazz.  She blends Afro-Caribbean rhythms, beats to French chanson, street music and gypsy-like melodies while demonstrating precise enunciation and pitch with incredible technical agility.
Billy Higgins called her his “favorite singer.” Andy Simpkins referred to her as “Little Sass.”  Lalo Schifrin says,“Sandra is simply terrific!” Perhaps legendary jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell said it best, "Some people got it, some people don’t and Sandra Booker has got it all!” Experience her magic for yourself!
Sheila Hageman is a multi-tasking wife and mother of three who blogs for The Hufington