Kathy Sanborn

Kathy Sanborn Nominated for 2014 Hollywood Music In Media Award!

Kathy Sanborn nominated for Hollywood Music In Media Award

Composer/vocalist Kathy Sanborn is a 2014 nominee for a Hollywood Music In Media Award. Sanborn's nominated single, FANTASY, recently reached the iTunes bestselling World music charts.

Featuring producer/Billboard #1 recording artist Ricky Kej, FANTASY combines Jazz, World, and New Age genres in a song that captures the passion of romance. Sung in Spanish, the composition showcases Sanborn's renowned sultry vocals and signature jazzy style.

Fantasy Releases August 12, 2014!

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 12, “Fantasy” is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other select retailers. Buy "Fantasy" at Amazon and iTunes.

FANTASY just reached the iTunes bestselling World music charts.

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.

Kej adds his own unparalleled skills in production and instrumentation to invite the listener into the world of “Fantasy.” He solos on a bamboo flute and provides inspiring keyboard and percussion performances. In addition, Wayne Ricci contributes stirring trumpet melodies that move the listener into the realm of deep desire and emotion.

Sanborn takes jazz music into the modern era with her sultry, contemporary sound. The vocalist's albums have reached Amazon bestselling charts and iTunes hot new releases charts.

John Shelton Ivany of the National News Bureau says: “Kathy Sanborn is able to convey emotional truths with a sound no one else can produce - a quavering joy that works equally well over an ocean or acoustic chords of ballads. No one else sings like that.”

Kej has earned multiple awards and honors for his composition and production skills. His projects include creating music for five feature films, twelve albums released by Universal Music, and over two thousand commercials seen by audiences around the world. Kej composed original works for the opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2012, held in Dhaka, India, where the ceremony was telecast to over 200 countries and widely heralded for its artistry and execution. For such efforts, Kej was declared an “India Rules Artist” by VH1 in 2013. His most recent project, Winds of Samsara, just reached #1 on the Billboard New Age charts.

Kathy Sanborn's Latin Jazz Album Fantasía Releases June 3, 2014

Fantasia album cover

Renowned jazz singer and composer Kathy Sanborn pays homage to her Latin heritage with Fantasía, Sanborn’s latest album comprised of primarily Spanish vocal jazz songs releasing June 3, 2014.

Based in northern California, the American velvet-voiced jazz songstress is of Nicaraguan descent. Bilingual and cosmopolitan, the exotic Sanborn combines sensual vocals with artistic originality. Fantasía, the sultry vocalist’s sixth album, reflects Sanborn’s South American roots and Latin musical sensibilities.

Fantasía 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.

According to JazzTimes: “Romance is always in the air as far as Kathy Sanborn is concerned, and her songs are reflections of those emotions which take flight when overpowered by love.”

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. Sanborn says, “I believe that dreams are meant to inspire you to take action on them. I wouldn‘t be a singer/songwriter now if I had let go of my dream.”

Spain’s NoSoloSmoothJazz.com says: “Kathy Sanborn is one of the most original vocalists in the American musical landscape.”

Sanborn’s previous albums have reached Amazon’s Vocal Jazz Bestseller list, including Sultry Night, Six Degrees of Cool, and Blues for Breakfast.

Jazz Singer Kathy Sanborn’s Sultry Night CD Releases September 3rd

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September 2, 2013: The glamour of yesterday returns to today’s jazz music with Sultry Night, the steamy new release by American jazz singer and composer Kathy Sanborn. Sanborn’s sizzling album has a film noir inspiration, where passion and sensuality rule the day.

Sultry Night opens with the smoky and seductive title track, evocative of the age of film noir detectives Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe. The album continues with songs honoring movie icon Cary Grant and jazz vocal legend Anita O’Day, both performers reaching their heyday in the age of film noir, the 1940s and ‘50s.

The album features both ballads and upbeat songs, performed in Sanborn’s inimitable smooth and sultry style. The singer composed all of the album‘s nine songs. In a reverential turn, Sanborn penned the song, “Angels Cry,” in honor of the children who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook school tragedy.

According to JazzTimes: “Romance is always in the air as far as Kathy Sanborn is concerned, and her songs are reflections of those emotions which take flight when overpowered by love.”

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

Based in northern California, the velvet-voiced jazz songstress and composer is of Nicaraguan descent. Bilingual and cosmopolitan, the exotic Sanborn combines sultry vocals with artistic originality.

Spain’s NoSoloSmoothJazz.com says: “Kathy Sanborn is one of the most original vocalists in the American musical landscape.”

Besides composing, arranging, and producing the Sultry Night album, Sanborn provides the vocal and piano artistry. Trumpeter Wayne Ricci complements the album with full-bodied, film noir performances.

Sultry Night follows Sanborn’s critically acclaimed albums, Six Degrees of Cool and Blues for Breakfast. Both albums reached Amazon’s bestselling MP3 Vocal Jazz charts. The MP3 version of Sultry Night recently reached Amazon’s bestseller list for Vocal Jazz.

Jazz Vocalist Kathy Sanborn To Release Six Degrees of Cool

Six Degrees of Cool album coverAugust 28, 2012: Releasing August 28th, 2012, Six Degrees of Cool is the fourth album by the velvet-voiced song stylist, pianist, and composer Kathy Sanborn.

Drawing from renowned influences such as Cool Jazz giants Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Anita O’Day, Sanborn’s new album brings Cool Jazz into today’s contemporary scene.

Sanborn says her latest release, Six Degrees of Cool, may remind you of the “West Coast Jazz” phenomenon of the '50s and '60s, complete with Sanborn's smooth, clear vocals and cool trumpet provided by Wayne Ricci.

But Sanborn’s new album is not your mother’s jazz music; Sanborn composes jazz for today’s listener, with fresh lyrics and melodies for the modern era.

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.

American Jazz Vocalist Kathy Sanborn’s Holiday Single, Christmas Time, Releases November 2011 Christmas Time cover

November 28, 2011: Christmas Time, the latest recording from sultry pianist/vocalist Kathy Sanborn, releases November 28, 2011 for digital download through popular online vendors such as iTunes. Christmas Time treats you to a holiday ballad that celebrates the peace, joy, and magic of the Christmas season.

Composed by Sanborn, the fresh holiday song features the singer’s soothing piano and vocals, complemented by Wayne Ricci's inspiring trumpet. 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.

Known for her velvet voice, Sanborn has garnered the acclaim of music critics the world over. John Shelton Ivany says, “Kathy Sanborn is able to convey emotional truths with a sound no one else can produce--a quavering joy that works equally well over an ocean or acoustic chords of ballads. No one else sings like that.”

Jazz Vocalist Kathy Sanborn Honors TCM Host Robert Osborne with Song Dedication

Magnetized cover July 15, 2011: Film stars Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe have it. So do luminaries like Clark Gable and Lana Turner. What they share is the power of magnetic attraction, pulling screen fans to them like a magnet.

A fan of classic films, female jazz vocalist and composer Kathy Sanborn says her latest release, Magnetized, describes the power of attraction exhibited by film stars whose screen presence can virtually electrify an audience. Sanborn explains, “Magnetized is about being pulled by an inexplicable magnetic force towards someone - and that usually happens on a movie screen!”

Sanborn has dedicated the new song to renowned film historian and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. Recently Mr. Osborne took a three-month leave from his TCM hosting duties in order to undergo what the network says is “minor surgery.” Along with millions of other Bob Osborne fans, Sanborn wishes the film icon a speedy and successful recovery. “He’ll be greatly missed during those three months,” Sanborn says, “and I want him to know there are so many people rooting for him to come back soon!”

Sanborn hopes her new song, Magnetized, will cheer up Osborne as he recovers from surgery. Says Sanborn, “Robert Osborne is a national treasure, and loved more than he knows. If Robert gets a bit of pleasure from listening to my new song about movie stars, then I will feel greatly rewarded.”

Glamour of Classic Movies Inspires Female Jazz Vocalist Kathy Sanborn’s New Release, “Magnetized”

July 5, 2011: 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 latest release, “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.”

“Magnetized” releases July 5, 2011 as an MP3 single. Available through MP3 outlets such as Amazon.com, “Magnetized” is the follow-up release to Sanborn’s critically acclaimed album, Blues for Breakfast. Released in March 2011, Blues for Breakfast recently reached #4 on Amazon’s MP3 Vocal Jazz charts.

Thank You for Your Support of Blues for Breakfast!

May 3, 2011: We are proud to say that Blues for Breakfast recently reached #4 on Amazon's vocal jazz MP3 bestseller list. Blues for Breakfast reached #4 on the "Hot New Releases" Amazon vocal jazz MP3 bestseller list, too! Thank you so much for your support. We couldn't do it without you!

We Thank These Fine Radio Stations!

April 16, 2011: Blues for Breakfast is continuing to spin all over the airwaves, thanks to these fine radio stations: Radio IO, KSHK, KQXT, KCCK, KCOZ, WEIB, KUNV, WTCC, WJAB, KABF, KOKY, KUAP, WSHA, WUMR, KTSU, KPVU, WSCA, WAER, WQTQ, KSBR, KJLU, WJSU, WUOM, and SmoothJazz.com. Thank you for your support!

American Female Jazz Vocalist Kathy Sanborn’s Blues for Breakfast Album Releases March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011: Blues for Breakfast, the hot new jazz CD from sultry female jazz singer Kathy Sanborn, releases March 8, 2011 through popular vendors such as Barnes&Noble and Amazon.com.

Blues for Breakfast treats you to a sumptuous feast of lively, memorable tunes and sensual, heartfelt ballads. The album also features GRAMMY® nominee Scott Petito's distinctive bass, Chris Carey's sizzling drums, and Wayne Ricci's soulful trumpet.

Already being aired by radio stations across the nation, Blues for Breakfast serves up a menu of tasty tunes to fuel you throughout your day. The Pulse of Entertainment says: “Ten delicious selections . . . You will find yourself playing it continuously.”

The fiery 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."

American female jazz singer Kathy Sanborn wears many hats on the Blues for Breakfast album: composer, performer, producer, and engineer. GRAMMY® nominee Scott Petito’s NRS Recording Studio in New York shares recording and engineering credits as well.

Blues for Breakfast is a tasty musical treat that jazz lovers will want to savor over and over again. JazzTimes says of Blues for Breakfast: “Steamy . . . Classic jazz with a torchlight finish . . . A jacuzzi for the ears.”