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Sachal Vasandani

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Biographical Info

Sachal Vasandani is recognized for his singular voice, with a tone and unique phrasing that mark him as one of the most compelling artists on the scene today.

Thoroughly rooted in jazz, Sachal has the swagger to front the most swinging big bands and the vulnerability to present definitive takes of classic ballads. His deeply creative approach to improvisation across lyrics, melodic changes and time signatures is always soulful, and he has come to be regarded as one of the eminent vocal improvisers of his generation.
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Sachal‘s latest release with pianist Romain Collin, Still Life (7/15/22 Edition Records), reworks classic and modern songs interspersed with spellbinding and memorable originals. It features up-close and personal re-workings of classics by outstanding songwriters Billie Eilish, Paul Simon, Sam Smith, Peter Gabriel,St and others, alongside unforgettable originals. The recording follows his 2021 release, Midnight Shelter, with Romain Collin also on Edition Records.
A preeminent educator, Sachal bridges a strong technical foundation and disciplined, immersive jazz study with a fundamentally open spirit. Through his workshops, classes, and lessons at multiple institutions around the globe, he has honed a style of teaching that is as encouraging as it is thorough.

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