Sacha Boutros

Album Release 'New York Après Minuit'

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Grammy Nominated Sacha Boutros returns to Londons Dean Street PizzaExpress in a one night only event to celebrate her newest release, New York Après Minuit. The collection is a savory mix of jazz from the big apple and features Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Terrell Stafford and other fabulous New York Jazz legends. Recorded in New York, After Dark. The album was released in France this year with a few bonus tracks in french. Known for hip, smooth, sultry and swinging phrasing as well as her witty and charming repartee while onstage, Miss Boutros is celebrated for singing Jazz, world music and the American Songbook in 14 languages as a global peace ambassador of goodwill through music. She uses music as a tool to bring people together at border countries and creates peace murals to build bridges between nations.

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"What is it that sets her apart from the wannabes? Youthful spirit; spot-on intonation; phrasing, phrasing, phrasing; the ability to slightly alter a melody and not lose the intent of the composer; and, in the jazz world, that elusive "something" that separates a jazz singer from even a good pop singer."

George Fendel, Oregon Jazz Society

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Recognized by music critics, peers, celebrities, and musical legends, Sacha is one of the top jazz artists today. Introduced by the great American entertainer Frankie Laine as his “ingénue,” and as the protégé of the Legendary Red Holloway and James Moody Sacha has opened for and performed with Julio Iglesias, Marvin Hamlisch, Chubby Checker, Ann Hampton Callaway, Patti Austin, James Moody, Karrin Allyson and countless jazz greats throughout her 20 year career.

An innovative and creative entrepreneur, solo artist, musician, producer  designer, composer, artist and humanitarian. Sacha has gone from a few U.S. festivals to touring the world and back, to having her recordings hit the top 10 charts in Japan, itunes, e-music, to even receiving several Grammy nods for best Jazz and Latin jazz albums in 2008 and 2013 and designing a peace mural at the US Mexico Border.

Growing up in San Diego, Boutros had music coursing through her veins. Her grandparents instilled a love of music and a facility for composition and harmonies at an early age. Her mother once marveled, “She has been singing from the time she was two.” At four, she’d sit on a pillow for her first piano lessons. She sang in church with her grandfather, who taught her how to play with melodies and harmonies. And, she learned fast, adding songwriting to her piano and vocal skills. 

Unbelievably, she didn’t pursue singing as a career until the last year of her studies at the University of San Diego, there on a sports and academic scholarship, playing soccer and tennis. “I finished My business and marketing degree and flipped over to music,” she explained. “I figured you have to try everything once in your life and as Joseph Campbell says follow your bliss, so I did.”

Sacha uses her voice to fundraise for various charitable organization in San Diego and the United States and England that are dear to her heart. She also loves to sing our countries Nationally Anthem and Mexicos singing for Presidents, Dignitaries, Diplomats and large sporting events. 

In 2017 Sacha joined the Border Public Art Committee to lead a project with President Chris Sanchez and Artist Manu Faves and a team of local artists and architects as well as The consulate of Mexico and the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce. She designed a mural at the border of San Ysidro and Tijuana at the main pick up and drop off point where 26,000 people cross each day. It was an homage to her family and the work they did to build up the border town and her grandmother who founded the legacy of one of the largest free healthcare clinics in California. The mural was entitled “ The place where Soles Meet,” and the footprints of people that had crossed the border were traced and painted on the peace mural as a bridge to bring together both sides of the border.  “Definitely the place where soles cross and soles meet,” said Boutros, “all twenty-six-thousand, each day.”

Recently Sacha was given 2 great honors in 2016 Jazz Musician of the Year by the SoCal Jazz Society and in 2017 International Jazz Singer of the Year in London. Currently working on her 5th Release in Paris she can be found doing shows in California, Hawaii, New York, London and all points in between. When she’s not writing, performing, or recording, she splits her time between San Diego and Paris and is heavily involved in philanthropic projects close to her heart.

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