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Jul

James Whiton
THURSDAY, July 31st at 6pm

James Whiton began his career at 3 years old, playing a half-size ‘cello under the tutelage of his mother, who was principal double bass with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. When he was six, he went on the road as a child prodigy, playing ‘cello concertos throughout the Southwest United States. 

Over the past 35 years, he has performed both as a soloist and as a member of symphonies, rock bands, jazz combos and big bands.  He has been featured on over 100 recordings, including a dozen self-produced releases.  He has traveled throughout the US and Europe, playing in an incredible variety of venues in front of audiences ranging in size from 1 to 10,000 (ah, the life of a working musician!).  The dedication of playing upwards of 300 nights a year for 25 years has resulted in a deep understanding of the subtle nuances of music and an absolute mastery of his instrument which is sharply evident the instant his finger touches a string. 

In 2010, Tom Waits recruited James to play bass on his 2011 release Bad As Me, alongside superstar artists such as Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, Augie Meyers (Little Richard, Bob Dylan), Marc Ribot, Dave Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Bob Dylan), Flea and Les Claypool.  James is one of seven bass players on the recording, but Waits chose to use James’ bass tracks on 7 of the 16 songs. Bad As Me was an astounding success; named as the best reviewed album of 2011, it outsold every other recording in Waits’ catalog and was nominated for a Grammy.

Throughout his career, James has been fortunate to play with many of his heroes, including Tom Waits, George Clinton (P-Funk All Stars),  The Rev. Horton Heat, Les Claypool, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Nels Cline, Eric Burdon (The Animals), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Thomas Dolby, Lady Kier (Dee-Lite), Fred Wesley (James Brown), Angelo Moore & Norwood Fisher (Fishbone).

Currently, James lives in Albuquerque, NM and is touring the country as a solo artist.

James Whiton

THURSDAY, July 31st at 6pm

James Whiton began his career at 3 years old, playing a half-size ‘cello under the tutelage of his mother, who was principal double bass with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. When he was six, he went on the road as a child prodigy, playing ‘cello concertos throughout the Southwest United States. 

Over the past 35 years, he has performed both as a soloist and as a member of symphonies, rock bands, jazz combos and big bands.  He has been featured on over 100 recordings, including a dozen self-produced releases.  He has traveled throughout the US and Europe, playing in an incredible variety of venues in front of audiences ranging in size from 1 to 10,000 (ah, the life of a working musician!).  The dedication of playing upwards of 300 nights a year for 25 years has resulted in a deep understanding of the subtle nuances of music and an absolute mastery of his instrument which is sharply evident the instant his finger touches a string. 

In 2010, Tom Waits recruited James to play bass on his 2011 release Bad As Me, alongside superstar artists such as Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, Augie Meyers (Little Richard, Bob Dylan), Marc Ribot, Dave Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Bob Dylan), Flea and Les Claypool.  James is one of seven bass players on the recording, but Waits chose to use James’ bass tracks on 7 of the 16 songs. Bad As Me was an astounding success; named as the best reviewed album of 2011, it outsold every other recording in Waits’ catalog and was nominated for a Grammy.

Throughout his career, James has been fortunate to play with many of his heroes, including Tom Waits, George Clinton (P-Funk All Stars),  The Rev. Horton Heat, Les Claypool, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Nels Cline, Eric Burdon (The Animals), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Thomas Dolby, Lady Kier (Dee-Lite), Fred Wesley (James Brown), Angelo Moore & Norwood Fisher (Fishbone).

Currently, James lives in Albuquerque, NM and is touring the country as a solo artist.

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Jul

Shane Wallin
FRIDAY, July 25th at 7:30pm
Shane is a name soon to be synonymous with the forward motion of music. Already stirring a buzz in the recording industry the singer songwriter from Albuquerque, NM yielded songs from the very first moment he cradled a guitar in his arms. Since, he has produced two albums, and was recently voted “Best New Singer/Songwriter of 2011” by Albuquerque the Magazine. Influenced by 60‘s soul, pop, folk and rock music, Shane’s songs are tender and soulful and with his organic yet fluid voice Shane draws you into a most comfortable place and keeps you there like a gentleman host.

Citing his parents as planting the musical seed at an early age, most every morning music from his parent’s record player greeted Shane’s young ears with the sounds of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Drifters, The Eagles and Patsy Cline. With an ear for soul and a mind for philosophy and Eastern religion (he graduated with a degree in Religious Studies and English Literature from the University of New Mexico), Shane’s music is moving and introspective while being inviting and most enduring, all. While Shane’s first album, When the Light Comes In (2008), consists entirely of raw, acoustic songs, his sophomore offering filled out his sound with a full band in This Year Has Changed Me (2010) . Garnering critical acclaim and quite a buzz in the southwest and beyond, the latter has received praise by numerous
media, including The Albuquerque Journal, The Mountain View Telegraph, KRWG and PBS in El Paso, TX, and the Albuquerque Examiner.

Shane is currently in the finishing stages of his as yet unnamed third album project where it is rumored he has teamed with a Grammy Award winning producer/engineer. While information about the recordings is being tightly guarded, the album is also said to feature the talents of some of Rock and Rolls greatest players including Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane fame on bass! Sounds’ exciting! Time will tell. 
shanewallinmusic.com

Shane Wallin

FRIDAY, July 25th at 7:30pm

Shane is a name soon to be synonymous with the forward motion of music. Already stirring a buzz in the recording industry the singer songwriter from Albuquerque, NM yielded songs from the very first moment he cradled a guitar in his arms. Since, he has produced two albums, and was recently voted “Best New Singer/Songwriter of 2011” by Albuquerque the Magazine. Influenced by 60‘s soul, pop, folk and rock music, Shane’s songs are tender and soulful and with his organic yet fluid voice Shane draws you into a most comfortable place and keeps you there like a gentleman host.

Citing his parents as planting the musical seed at an early age, most every morning music from his parent’s record player greeted Shane’s young ears with the sounds of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Drifters, The Eagles and Patsy Cline. With an ear for soul and a mind for philosophy and Eastern religion (he graduated with a degree in Religious Studies and English Literature from the University of New Mexico), Shane’s music is moving and introspective while being inviting and most enduring, all. While Shane’s first album, When the Light Comes In (2008), consists entirely of raw, acoustic songs, his sophomore offering filled out his sound with a full band in This Year Has Changed Me (2010) . Garnering critical acclaim and quite a buzz in the southwest and beyond, the latter has received praise by numerous

media, including The Albuquerque Journal, The Mountain View Telegraph, KRWG and PBS in El Paso, TX, and the Albuquerque Examiner.

Shane is currently in the finishing stages of his as yet unnamed third album project where it is rumored he has teamed with a Grammy Award winning producer/engineer. While information about the recordings is being tightly guarded, the album is also said to feature the talents of some of Rock and Rolls greatest players including Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane fame on bass! Sounds’ exciting! Time will tell. 

shanewallinmusic.com

Summer Nights with The Blunns on the VIP Patio

FRIDAY, July 25th from 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials!

Janelle has been performing as a vocalist for various events since her youth. She has performed at festivals and the Idaho State Fair in and around Boise, Idaho. Formerly a member of the Middle Income Houshold Band in Boise, Idaho, and currently member of Stratus Phear here in Albuquerque - She also performs various alternative, jazz, blues, rock and indie selections with her dad Bob providing accompanyment on guitar as The Blunns. Her sultry vocals coupled with Bobs blues-infused guitar work create a unique blend of alternative-jazz/blues/rock sure to provide a sonic delight!

http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/theblunns

24

Jul

Sweet n Lowdown
THURSDAY, July 24th at 6pm
Guitarist John Sandlin has been playing music for over twenty years. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance in 2003 from the University of New Mexico. During that time, he studied with the great Michael Chapdelaine, former student of Andres Segovia. In addition to classical guitar, John studied jazz guitar with Michael Anthony, 25-year Los Angeles studio veteran and local jazz hero. 

John has played with many local groups over the past decade. The Melizmatix, a lounge-funk trio, the dub reggae group Sub Agencia, and in a brief trucker country stint, John played guitar in the enormously popular Breaker 19. Currently John can be seen performing with his filthy, mangy, jazz band, Le Chat Lunatique, and his “other band,” a two-toned ska outfit known as The Blue Hornets.

Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin has been acting, singing and writing since the age of eleven. She has performed in Minneapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles, and her present home of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Throughout her childhood, Elizabeth sang in her church and school choirs, and performed in various musical theater roles. As a jazz vocalist, Elizabeth has studied with Beth Winter at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and Amber Quintana in Los Angeles, California. 

Brought together by a fateful road trip through the Southwest, Elizabeth and John marry vocals and guitar to form the jazz duo Sweet & Lowdown. Pairing classic jazz standards with the occasional Abba song and a sprinkling of vintage country, this sultry, swingin’ twosome always fits the bill.

Sweet n Lowdown

THURSDAY, July 24th at 6pm

Guitarist John Sandlin has been playing music for over twenty years. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance in 2003 from the University of New Mexico. During that time, he studied with the great Michael Chapdelaine, former student of Andres Segovia. In addition to classical guitar, John studied jazz guitar with Michael Anthony, 25-year Los Angeles studio veteran and local jazz hero. 

John has played with many local groups over the past decade. The Melizmatix, a lounge-funk trio, the dub reggae group Sub Agencia, and in a brief trucker country stint, John played guitar in the enormously popular Breaker 19. Currently John can be seen performing with his filthy, mangy, jazz band, Le Chat Lunatique, and his “other band,” a two-toned ska outfit known as The Blue Hornets.

Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin has been acting, singing and writing since the age of eleven. She has performed in Minneapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles, and her present home of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Throughout her childhood, Elizabeth sang in her church and school choirs, and performed in various musical theater roles. As a jazz vocalist, Elizabeth has studied with Beth Winter at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and Amber Quintana in Los Angeles, California. 

Brought together by a fateful road trip through the Southwest, Elizabeth and John marry vocals and guitar to form the jazz duo Sweet & Lowdown. Pairing classic jazz standards with the occasional Abba song and a sprinkling of vintage country, this sultry, swingin’ twosome always fits the bill.

19

Jul

Tracey Whitney

SATURDAY, July 19th at 7:30pm

A former “Raelette” with the legendary Ray Charles, Tracey Whitney is known for her trademark “silky jazz-soul fusion.” The recent Albuquerque transplant’s musical history stretches all the way back to age 11 where, at the famed Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, Tracey made her debut as part of The Whitney Family (a singing ensemble that included her mother and seven brothers and sisters). Over the next decade, The Whitney Family toured the world and recorded two albums (“Airways” included “Let Me Be Your Woman,” a Billboard magazine Top Singles Pick). Leaving the family band at 22, Tracey launched a solo that included her stint as a Raelette, followed by 5 years performing her solo act throughout Japan, and touring or performing in concert with Japanese superstars Sing Like Talking, Namie Amuro and Tokiko Kato. 

Whitney’s breezy, beautifully moving combinations of dynamic vocals and refined arrangements breathe new life into classic favorites and showcase her unique musical touch. The singer/songwriter has released two solo albums to critical acclaim on her Babydoll Entertainment label, 2007’s “Love… a Fable in 9 Acts,” and 2012’s “I Am Singing… Songs I Love.” While her extraordinary career has played a key role in shaping her smooth sound, her jazz/pop instincts, soulful sensibility, and irresistibly natural ease behind the microphone are all-essential to the artist she is today. No matter if she’s delivering an original song or a cover, Tracey infuses her music with a slick sophistication that’s uncommon in today’s musical landscape.

Tracey Whitney

SATURDAY, July 19th at 7:30pm

A former “Raelette” with the legendary Ray Charles, Tracey Whitney is known for her trademark “silky jazz-soul fusion.” The recent Albuquerque transplant’s musical history stretches all the way back to age 11 where, at the famed Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, Tracey made her debut as part of The Whitney Family (a singing ensemble that included her mother and seven brothers and sisters). Over the next decade, The Whitney Family toured the world and recorded two albums (“Airways” included “Let Me Be Your Woman,” a Billboard magazine Top Singles Pick). Leaving the family band at 22, Tracey launched a solo that included her stint as a Raelette, followed by 5 years performing her solo act throughout Japan, and touring or performing in concert with Japanese superstars Sing Like Talking, Namie Amuro and Tokiko Kato. 

Whitney’s breezy, beautifully moving combinations of dynamic vocals and refined arrangements breathe new life into classic favorites and showcase her unique musical touch. The singer/songwriter has released two solo albums to critical acclaim on her Babydoll Entertainment label, 2007’s “Love… a Fable in 9 Acts,” and 2012’s “I Am Singing… Songs I Love.” While her extraordinary career has played a key role in shaping her smooth sound, her jazz/pop instincts, soulful sensibility, and irresistibly natural ease behind the microphone are all-essential to the artist she is today. No matter if she’s delivering an original song or a cover, Tracey infuses her music with a slick sophistication that’s uncommon in today’s musical landscape.

Summer Nights with Sina Soul on the VIP Patio

SATURDAY, July 19th from 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials!

Sina Aurelia Soul is the product of an international marriage between a Native Pacific Islander & a North African Latino. While her mother was a traditional healer, served as a nurse in the US Army and her father was an Naval immunohematolist and chemist, Soul womanifests a synthesized shamanic sound that synthesizes harmonic healing with a soothing of the senses. Soul’s proliferation as an international underground icon stems from work as a multi-lingual lyrical activist & multi-instrumental vocalist to Hip Hop Culture educator & lecturing socioethnomusicoloist. In layman’s terms, Soul sings in 8 different languages, is a trained classical pianist, a fierce percussionist and a true JazzMaster of the voice. Described by Raymond Fiore of Entertainment Weekly as “the southwest will not contain the cosmic jazz stylings of sexy, sultry, funky international vocal artist Sina Soul for much longer- she is destined for worldwide fame… her sound and interpretations falling between powerhouses Rochelle Ferrel and Ella with a hint of Tina Turner and a splash of Sade.” Soul’s repertoire encompasses selections by Sade Adu, Norah Jones, Dianna Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Dianna Reeves, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Randy Crawford, and Nancy Wilson in addition to works by international jazz artists in French, Spanish, Portugese and Italian.

Soul weaves a masterful web of original and cover tunes spotted with lyrical compositions from all 7 continents.  Soul is a Zulu Queen, ordained by Afrika Bambaata, curandera & griot, named Wumei or ‘beautiful warrior’ by Mokotaidejekan.  She has performed with Rock Steady, Cassandra Wilson, K.R.S.O.N.E., the Roots, Cody Chestnut, Celia Cruz, Ozomatli, DeadPrez, Bahamadia, Ziggy Marley, B.B.King & Zap Mama! as well as toured with Erykah Badu & George Clinton (P-Funk) on the Smoking Grooves Tour (‘96).  She attended BROWN University and is a SLAM Poet, author, mc, martial artist and healer in addition to being hailed as the premiere Jazz & Soul vocalist of the Southwest. Soul performs with iconic bassist Rodney Bowe and his RB Jazz trio. Her sounds will soothe and entice you; her scintillating, powerful voice will entrance you and have you coming back for more. Schedule at www.sinasoul.info, www.sinasoul.com, or text “Sina” to 83936 for updates. Vocal samples can be found at www.reverbnation.com or at www.myspace.com/SinaSoulmusic, video can be found at www.vimeo.com.

18

Jul

Chava & Paid My Dues Rhythm & Blues
FRIDAY, July 18th at 7:30pm
Chava & Paid My Dues Rhythms & Blues have been performing in New Mexico for the past three years. The group consists of accomplished artists:

Dave Clausen     - Guitar & Vocals
Alyson Steinman –  Bass Guitar, Vocals
Nicholas Baker   –  Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Chava             -  Lead Vocals & Percussion.

Chava has an amazing voice and her voice has a unique presence. She can belt out clear, unembellished tones as well as the guttural Jazz/Blues voice most associated with New Orleans and New York City. Chava is an experience!

With the exceptional musicianship of David Clausen, Alyson Steinman  and Nicholas Baker blending  tasty vocal harmonies to much of their repertoire. Paid My Dues Rhythms and Blues is unforgettable. From the Tap Roots of the early Blues Era to the present day, Paid My Dues Rhythms and Blues will take you on a musical, historical journey of what is a great American art form to be proud of………

Chava & Paid My Dues Rhythm & Blues

FRIDAY, July 18th at 7:30pm

Chava & Paid My Dues Rhythms & Blues have been performing in New Mexico for the past three years. The group consists of accomplished artists:

Dave Clausen     - Guitar & Vocals

Alyson Steinman –  Bass Guitar, Vocals

Nicholas Baker   –  Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Chava             -  Lead Vocals & Percussion.

Chava has an amazing voice and her voice has a unique presence. She can belt out clear, unembellished tones as well as the guttural Jazz/Blues voice most associated with New Orleans and New York City. Chava is an experience!

With the exceptional musicianship of David Clausen, Alyson Steinman  and Nicholas Baker blending  tasty vocal harmonies to much of their repertoire. Paid My Dues Rhythms and Blues is unforgettable. From the Tap Roots of the early Blues Era to the present day, Paid My Dues Rhythms and Blues will take you on a musical, historical journey of what is a great American art form to be proud of………

Summer Nights with Jim Almand on the VIP Patio

FRIDAY, July 18th 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials!

Memphis born, the son of a sailor and his singing wife, who taught me that life, is a never ending road. Bumped around until I found music, ‘yes’. First studied classical guitar, then started playing music professionally via jazz (singing & guitar), moved to R&B, then to bass guitar and C&W/original/etc, and then, finally settled into writing, vocals, harmonica, and guitar.

Living in the hills outside of Santa Fe (great town for songwriters). The whole time (30+ years) I’ve been writing and bringing my satchel of songs to the various musical bus stops along the way. Met my ever inspiring mother-child (Mary) a life time ago. Met my beautiful, smarter and more talented than me, makes a father proud, daughter-child (Amorena Elena Marie) twenty-six years ago. Married to one of the finest singing/songwriting/guitar-slaying muses in the world (fact), Sara K. 

www.jimalmand.com

17

Jul

Lori Michaels
THURSDAY, July 17th at 6pm
Lori Michaels brings years of professional experience and has performed through out Europe and the southwest region of the United States.  Her background leans towards traditional style Jazz from the 40’s era bringing a fresh sound with warm phrasing.  She has a soft laid back style with scat accents and her inspiration derives from Streisand, Jane Monheit and Ella with a splash of Sinatra and Etta James.  

http://www.facebook.com/lorimichaelsjazz
http://lorimichaelsmusic.webstarts.com

Lori Michaels

THURSDAY, July 17th at 6pm

Lori Michaels brings years of professional experience and has performed through out Europe and the southwest region of the United States.  Her background leans towards traditional style Jazz from the 40’s era bringing a fresh sound with warm phrasing.  She has a soft laid back style with scat accents and her inspiration derives from Streisand, Jane Monheit and Ella with a splash of Sinatra and Etta James.  

http://www.facebook.com/lorimichaelsjazz

http://lorimichaelsmusic.webstarts.com

11

Jul

Sina Soul
FRIDAY, July 11th at 7:30pm

Sina Aurelia Soul is the product of an international marriage between a Native Pacific Islander & a North African Latino. While her mother was a traditional healer, served as a nurse in the US Army and her father was an Naval immunohematolist and chemist, Soul womanifests a synthesized shamanic sound that synthesizes harmonic healing with a soothing of the senses. Soul’s proliferation as an international underground icon stems from work as a multi-lingual lyrical activist & multi-instrumental vocalist to Hip Hop Culture educator & lecturing socioethnomusicoloist. In layman’s terms, Soul sings in 8 different languages, is a trained classical pianist, a fierce percussionist and a true JazzMaster of the voice. Described by Raymond Fiore of Entertainment Weekly as “the southwest will not contain the cosmic jazz stylings of sexy, sultry, funky international vocal artist Sina Soul for much longer- she is destined for worldwide fame… her sound and interpretations falling between powerhouses Rochelle Ferrel and Ella with a hint of Tina Turner and a splash of Sade.” Soul’s repertoire encompasses selections by Sade Adu, Norah Jones, Dianna Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Dianna Reeves, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Randy Crawford, and Nancy Wilson in addition to works by international jazz artists in French, Spanish, Portugese and Italian.

Soul weaves a masterful web of original and cover tunes spotted with lyrical compositions from all 7 continents.  Soul is a Zulu Queen, ordained by Afrika Bambaata, curandera & griot, named Wumei or ‘beautiful warrior’ by Mokotaidejekan.  She has performed with Rock Steady, Cassandra Wilson, K.R.S.O.N.E., the Roots, Cody Chestnut, Celia Cruz, Ozomatli, DeadPrez, Bahamadia, Ziggy Marley, B.B.King & Zap Mama! as well as toured with Erykah Badu & George Clinton (P-Funk) on the Smoking Grooves Tour (‘96).  She attended BROWN University and is a SLAM Poet, author, mc, martial artist and healer in addition to being hailed as the premiere Jazz & Soul vocalist of the Southwest. Soul performs with iconic bassist Rodney Bowe and his RB Jazz trio. Her sounds will soothe and entice you; her scintillating, powerful voice will entrance you and have you coming back for more. Schedule at www.sinasoul.info, www.sinasoul.com, or text “Sina” to 83936 for updates. Vocal samples can be found at www.reverbnation.com or at www.myspace.com/SinaSoulmusic, video can be found at www.vimeo.com.

Sina Soul

FRIDAY, July 11th at 7:30pm

Sina Aurelia Soul is the product of an international marriage between a Native Pacific Islander & a North African Latino. While her mother was a traditional healer, served as a nurse in the US Army and her father was an Naval immunohematolist and chemist, Soul womanifests a synthesized shamanic sound that synthesizes harmonic healing with a soothing of the senses. Soul’s proliferation as an international underground icon stems from work as a multi-lingual lyrical activist & multi-instrumental vocalist to Hip Hop Culture educator & lecturing socioethnomusicoloist. In layman’s terms, Soul sings in 8 different languages, is a trained classical pianist, a fierce percussionist and a true JazzMaster of the voice. Described by Raymond Fiore of Entertainment Weekly as “the southwest will not contain the cosmic jazz stylings of sexy, sultry, funky international vocal artist Sina Soul for much longer- she is destined for worldwide fame… her sound and interpretations falling between powerhouses Rochelle Ferrel and Ella with a hint of Tina Turner and a splash of Sade.” Soul’s repertoire encompasses selections by Sade Adu, Norah Jones, Dianna Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Dianna Reeves, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Randy Crawford, and Nancy Wilson in addition to works by international jazz artists in French, Spanish, Portugese and Italian.

Soul weaves a masterful web of original and cover tunes spotted with lyrical compositions from all 7 continents.  Soul is a Zulu Queen, ordained by Afrika Bambaata, curandera & griot, named Wumei or ‘beautiful warrior’ by Mokotaidejekan.  She has performed with Rock Steady, Cassandra Wilson, K.R.S.O.N.E., the Roots, Cody Chestnut, Celia Cruz, Ozomatli, DeadPrez, Bahamadia, Ziggy Marley, B.B.King & Zap Mama! as well as toured with Erykah Badu & George Clinton (P-Funk) on the Smoking Grooves Tour (‘96).  She attended BROWN University and is a SLAM Poet, author, mc, martial artist and healer in addition to being hailed as the premiere Jazz & Soul vocalist of the Southwest. Soul performs with iconic bassist Rodney Bowe and his RB Jazz trio. Her sounds will soothe and entice you; her scintillating, powerful voice will entrance you and have you coming back for more. Schedule at www.sinasoul.info, www.sinasoul.com, or text “Sina” to 83936 for updates. Vocal samples can be found at www.reverbnation.com or at www.myspace.com/SinaSoulmusic, video can be found at www.vimeo.com.