Jazz Singer Kathy Sanborn’s Sultry Night CD Releases September 3rd
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.
New Vocal Jazz Album Six Degrees of Cool Spotlights Financial Woes of the 99%
September 5, 2012: Six Degrees of Cool, the newly released vocal jazz project from singer, pianist, and composer Kathy Sanborn, shines a light on the economic turmoil of the 99-percenters.
Packing a punch on the nature of economic hard times are the songs “Bitter Winter” and “Shanty Man,” the last a song describing the effects on a family in the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Sanborn says, “'Bitter Winter' describes the nature of the times we’re living in; homeless families, jobless people, and just plain hard times. But the song isn’t a negative vibe: it says we are looking for a better world right now. And if we are looking, we can surely find it.”
The vocalist/composer’s “Shanty Man” paints a picture of a 1930s man who hops from train to train in order to find work, ending up miles away from his wife and children. Sanborn explains, “I wanted to go back in time to the Great Depression, because those days were, in many ways, just like today.”
“Shanty Man” is a powerful, driving musical statement, sure to make the listener reflect on the way history tends to repeat itself - over and over again.
Just released August 28, 2012, Six Degrees of Cool recently reached Amazon’s MP3 Vocal Jazz bestseller list. The album is available for purchase through Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, and other fine retailers.
Jazz Vocalist Kathy Sanborn To Release Six Degrees of Cool
August 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
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
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.
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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.”