Sachal Vasandani

‘The Magic Of Nat King Cole’

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Last Show: Tuesday 6 th December 2016

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Downbeat Rising-Star poll winner,  US vocalist Sachal Vasandani, presents a tribute to the music of legendary entertainer Nat King Cole.Nat King Cole’s songs, interpretation and small group performances influenced generations of musicians and singers, and Vasandani’s rich voice brings the classics ‘Unforgettable’, ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘Straighten up and Fly Right’ to life alongside some of his own original material, featuring a touring band of the next generation of jazz leaders, including two-time Grammy-nominee Taylor Eigsti (piano).

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“Every now and again you hear a special voice that makes you sit up and take notice ... Sachal Vasandani has that voice.”

National Public Radio (NPR), USA

One of the freshest, most versatile artists to emerge in recent years, Vasandani has been acclaimed as “a bright young singer with charisma to spare” by the New York Times. His journey has yielded four exceptional albums and a wealth of touring experience, from the Lincoln Center and Monterey Jazz Festival to Russia and Australia. He has shared the stage with Jon Hendricks, including at the singer’s 90th birthday celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center NY, and toured Japan with Sheila Jordan. Mentors like these laud Vasandani for his strong love and understanding of the jazz tradition and ability to improvise, even as critics rave about his modernity and openness.

Band Lineup

Sachal Vasandani (vocals)

Taylor Eigsti (piano)

Joshua Ginsburg (bass)

Joris Dudli (drums)