PERFORMERS

Sachal Vasandani, voice

Shai Maestro, piano

Reuben Rogers, bass

Obed Calvaire, drums​

 

"A bright young singer with charisma to spare.”  -THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

FRI | MAR 15 | 8 PM | CONCERT

 

Tickets: $25/$20 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

 

 

   

 

PERFORMERS

 

Sachal Vasandani, voice

Shai Maestro, piano

Reuben Rogers, bass

Obed Calvaire, drums

 

ABOUT SACHAL VASANDANI 

 

Sachal Vasandani aka Sachal has four records: Slow Motion Miracles (Sachal), HI-FLY, We Move, and Eyes Wide Open (Sachal Vasandani). He’s recognized for his singular voice, with a tone and unique phrasing that mark him as one of today’s most compelling voices.

His 2015 release Slow Motion Miracles (produced by Steely Dan’s Michael Leonhart and released on Sony/Okeh) is almost all originals – catchy melodies in a fresh style that sounds like nothing else. He has three prior recordings with the Mack Avenue label, and his 2011 release, Hi-Fly, reached #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts. It was produced by John Clayton and features vocal legend, Jon Hendricks. His singing and writing is also well documented on other artists’ projects, including Gerald Clayton’s Grammy Nominated Life Forum.

This past September, Sachal released a new, striking album entitled Shadow Train on GSI Records (2018). The album has already received a tremendous response and has gained airplay at stations across the country along with several early reviews including:  Downbeat (4 stars): "a wondrous demonstration of Vasandani’s punctilious manner of interpretive work" and WRTI:  "elevates Sachal to king-like status.” The recording showcases some of today’s top players, including Nir Felder, Dayna Stephens, Taylor Eigsti, Reuben Rogers, and Eric Harland, and presents classic standards with an unmistakably modern vibe.

 

Thoroughly rooted in jazz, Sachal is equal part swagger and vulnerability. His deeply creative approach to improvisation is truly unique, and he has come to be regarded as one of the eminent song stylists of his generation. His original lyrics and music can be found on all the records under his name (Slow Motion Miracles, HI-Fly, We Move, and Eyes Wide Open).

 

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Support for our programs is also provided by Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Program, Cathay Bank, Michael Cheng / Epos Development, Chinese Overseas University, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Heidi & Jonathan Davis, Exploring the Metropolis, Steven Facey, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, The Glow Foundation, Heather Harrison, Raymond D. Jasen, Jim Henson Foundation, Keith Haring Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, Kenneth Koranyi, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, Law Offices of Vincent Toomey, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Linden Arts Fund for Children, Anita Liu, Louis Armstrong Education Foundation, Lyell Korea, Materials for the Arts, William McClure, NYC & Company Foundation, New York Community Bank Foundation, Northwell Health, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens College, Queens Courier, Georgiana Reese-Benatti, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Vincent Toomey, Mei Ya Tsai, Veronica Tsang, Claire Shulman, Tai & Tony Wang / WAC Lighting, Jay Wegman, Jonathan White, Edwina & Eldwin Wong, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, and gifts made in loving memory of Amal Hussain and Irene and Maxwell Seligman.