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Lights of Laniakea

Teaming with GRAMMY®-winning recording artist Ricky Kej, award-winning singer/composer Kathy Sanborn combines her trademark silky vocals and heartfelt compositions with Kej's consummate arranging skills for her seventh album, Lights of Laniakea, released worldwide August 14, 2015.

 

Sanborn says, “Lights of Laniakea is packed with cheerful songs and positive energy. Always an optimist, I wanted to share my upbeat vision for the world in Lights of Laniakea, and Ricky Kej was the ideal arranger to bring my compositions to life.”

 

Just what is Laniakea? Back in 2014 at the University of Hawaii, scientists mapped a new supercluster that contains our own galaxy, the Milky Way. They named it Laniakea, which means, “Immeasurable Heaven.” The album, Lights of Laniakea, describes our universal desire to live in the light – in the “immeasurable heaven” that is our home.

 

Lights of Laniakea is World music that weaves delicate vocal tapestries and delightful melodies in a stirring musical treat for the senses. A cross-cultural blend of enchanting and uplifting compositions, Lights of Laniakea introduces a fresh and inspiring perspective to the genre of World music.

 

Kathy Sanborn is an American singer and composer renowned for her velvet voice and elegant style. Sanborn won a 2015 American Songwriting Award for her World single, “Fantasy.”

 

GRAMMY® Award-winning musician and composer Ricky Kej has earned multiple honors for his composition and production skills. His most recent project, Winds of Samsara, reached #1 on the Billboard New Age charts and won a 2015 GRAMMY® Award. The album also won Album Of The Year and Best World Music Album at the 2014 Zone Music Reporter Awards.

 

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Fantasía

Fantasía, Kathy's sixth album, incorporates many moods of Latin jazz, from the South American flavor of “Pensamiento” to the modern jazz feel of the title track, “Fantasía.” The common theme of the album, particularly as expressed in “Sencillamente Amor,” is Love in its many forms.

 

Sanborn’s song, “Madre Mundo” (Mother Earth), reflects the current global concern over environmental issues, and is a musical call to action.

 

“Viva El Sueño” (Live the Dream) encourages people everywhere to follow their dreams.

 

The album recently reached the iTunes bestselling Latin new releases charts.

 

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Sultry Night

Released in September 2013, Sanborn’s fifth album hearkens back to the glamour days of sizzling romance in classic movies. Taking a cue from the film noirish cover photo of Sanborn in a vintage evening gown, Sultry Night opens with the seductive title track. The music welcomes the listener into a world of steamy sensuality, where glamour is queen and romance is king.

 

Continuing the spotlight on the film noir era, Sultry Night includes songs honoring jazz vocal legend Anita O’Day and popular screen actor Cary Grant.

 

Sanborn says, “Sultry Night reflects a world of steamy romance and unbridled sensuality - where love is always on one’s mind.”

 

Besides producing, composing, and arranging the Sultry Night album, Sanborn provides the vocal and piano artistry. Sultry Night also features trumpeter Wayne Ricci’s engaging performances.

 

Sultry Night recently reached Amazon's Bestselling Vocal Jazz MP3 charts. The album follows Sanborn’s critically acclaimed albums, Six Degrees of Cool and Blues for Breakfast. Both albums reached Amazon’s bestselling MP3 Vocal Jazz charts as well.

 

Tracks include Sultry Night, That Cary Grant Smile, Angels Cry, Miss O’Day, Ordinary Man, Not Amused, The Boys Are Back, Butterscotch Sky, and No More Storm.

 

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Six Degrees of Cool

Released September 2012, Six Degrees of Cool is the fourth album by the velvet-voiced song stylist, pianist, and composer Kathy Sanborn.

 

Six Degrees of Cool reached Amazon's Vocal Jazz MP3 Bestseller charts.

 

Six Degrees of Cool has something for every jazz lover, even social commentary. Packing a punch on the nature of economic hard times are "Bitter Winter" and "Shanty Man," the last a song describing the effects on a family in the Great Depression of the 1930s.

 

The title track, "Six Degrees of Cool," is the one instrumental on the album, and features trumpeter Wayne Ricci.

 

Six Degrees of Cool is the follow-up album release to Sanborn’s critically acclaimed album, Blues for Breakfast. Released in 2011, Blues for Breakfast reached #4 on Amazon’s MP3 Vocal Jazz charts.

 

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BLUES FOR BREAKFAST

Blues for Breakfast, the third jazz album from sultry female jazz vocalist Kathy Sanborn, released in March 2011. The album also features GRAMMY® nominee Scott Petito’s distinctive bass, Chris Carey’s sizzling drums, and Wayne Ricci’s soulful trumpet.

 

The red-hot title track, "Blues For Breakfast," showcases Sanborn’s love of jazz history and her affection for the famed musicians of the 1930s-50s who performed on New York’s 52nd Street. Sanborn says: “I wrote the song, 'Blues for Breakfast,' as a fond tribute to the jazz masters of days gone by. On New York’s 52nd Street, the greats would ‘walk the high wire’ and enthrall and inspire new generations of jazz players. As jazz continues to evolve in the modern era, I imagine the masters are looking down and nodding their approval.”

 

Blues for Breakfast reached #4 on Amazon’s MP3 Vocal Jazz charts.

 

Album tracks include: Secret Paradise, Butterfly, Blues for Breakfast, Waterfall, Waited So Long, Blame It on a Kiss, Painted Blue, Love's Delight, Tell Me Goodbye, and The Ba Ba Song.

 

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SMALL GALAXY

Released in 2010 through the Pacific Coast Jazz label, Small Galaxy is the "feel-good album of the year." Packed with upbeat lyrics and catchy grooves, the second album from female jazz singer Kathy Sanborn will take you on a thrilling journey to the stars - and beyond. Blast off!

 

Album tracks include: Small Galaxy, Oh So Real, Be Coolin', More Than You, Got Me Runnin', Time to Shine, Himalaya, Lost at Sea, Catalunya Breeze, and Catch the Wave.

 

Small Galaxy climbed to #4 on radio station WSCA's Top Chart, and garnered critical acclaim for its silky, sensual vocals.

 

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PEACEFUL SOUNDS

Released in 2008, Peaceful Sounds is the debut album from American female jazz singer Kathy Sanborn. Written and produced by Sanborn, Peaceful Sounds is an organic blend of jazz and new age music featuring 14 original songs, including the popular tunes "Kissed by the Sun" and "You're the One I've Waited For."

 

The album is dedicated to those who take a stand for peace. The artist chooses to believe that someday, people of all lands will be able to celebrate their cultures without conflict.

 

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Fantasy - MP3 Single

Fantasy

MP3 Single

Velvet-voiced singer/composer Kathy Sanborn and award-winning recording artist and producer Ricky Kej combine their considerable musical talents in the brand new single, “Fantasy.” Released August 2014, “Fantasy” is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other select retailers.

 

Jazz meets New Age to produce the song that captures the passion of romance. Sung in Spanish, the composition showcases Sanborn's renowned sultry vocals and signature jazzy style.

 

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MAGNETIZED

What do film stars like Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe have in common? American female jazz vocalist Kathy Sanborn says they share an electric, magnetizing attraction that screen fans can’t ignore.

 

Sanborn’s romantic single, “Magnetized,” describes an electrifying attraction of love that can’t be denied. Sanborn says, “Picture a fan watching his or her favorite movie star on the screen, feeling a magnetic attraction that can’t be explained. That’s what ‘Magnetized’ is all about - when you are pulled by an inexplicable magnetic force towards someone.”

 

A fan of classic films, Sanborn composed “Magnetized” as an homage to the power of attraction exhibited by film stars whose screen presence can virtually electrify an audience.

 

“Think about enduring stars like Clark Gable or Lana Turner,” Sanborn says. “People were, and still are, drawn to them like a magnet. They had a sort of electrifying quality about them, and fans couldn’t get enough of their films.” Sanborn adds,  “When two people fall in love, there’s that same kind of magnetic attraction that occurs - a sort of mystifying, electrically charged power that brings the lovers together. My new song, ‘Magnetized,’ reflects that awesome power of love.”

 

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CHRISTMAS TIME

American jazz vocalist Kathy Sanborn performs her holiday single, “Christmas Time,” a soothing ballad that celebrates the peace, joy, and magic of the Christmas season.

 

Uplifting and ethereal, “Christmas Time” is a perfect song to listen to while relaxing by a warm fire with a cup of tea. “Christmas Time” will remind you of happy Christmas times past - and joyous Christmas times yet to come.

 

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Here it is - the album that we have been working on for the past year and a half. Recollecting You releases August 4th! Can't wait for you to hear the new music! Sounds coming soon . . .

Posted by Kathy Sanborn on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Lights of Laniakea

Lights of Laniakea