Every once in a great while, a fresh singer with a distinct voice
emerges onto the scene. Today that voice is Nancy Sanchez.
Sanchez has been busy crafting original compositions for her upcoming
recording which will borrow influences from her debut self-titled EP
and merge them with her unique and modern style.
Upon hearing Nancy, one is reminded of such classic voices like Billie
Holliday, Carole King, Sarah Vaughn, Joni Mitchell and Astrud
Gilberto, as well as contemporaries like Bjork, Regina Spektor, Imogen
Heap and Lisa Ekdahl.
Ms. Sanchez, born Nancy Sanchez Estrada from the town of Toluca,
Mexico, now resides in Orange County, Ca. She has been singing and
writing music from a very young age, often as a Mariachi cantante in
her teens, and was a member of "Mariachi Anacatlan" and "Mariachi Puno
de Oro". While attending college, Nancy was exposed to American Jazz
and instantly developed a love for it, often listening and singing
along to greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson.
"Music is inside of me and has been my passion since as early as I can
remember. I love the creative process. The ability to write my own
music and share it with the world is a gift that I am grateful
for.Real-life situations influence my writing styles as much as my
dreams and fantasies do. In my songwriting I try to fuse the two."
She created a "buzz" while performing at local Orange County
restaurants and clubs, drawing the attention of Steamers Jazz Club's
owner Terence Love and veteran jazz drummer, Evan Stone.The two were
immediately impressed by her talent and jumped on the idea of
For the last two years, Nancy has been performing monthly at Steamers
and recently has added Spaghettini's Jazz Club to her schedule. In
May, she took the big stage at the 2010 KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz
Festival and also performs at the prestigious Laguna Beach Art
Earlier in 2010, drummer Evan Stone produced and helped launch her
debut CD, "Nancy Sanchez"
which continues to receive rave reviews and gets frequent airplay on
So. Cal's only two jazz radio stations, KKJZ and KSBR.
Evan Stone (Drums),
Matt Politano (Piano),
David Miller (Bass)