Sandra MarloweSandra Marlowe is a singer/performer, recording artist, educator whose life has been a life pilgrimage of identity - exploring, challenging, reinventing and persevering. From gospel-belting kid to white-knuckled opera singer to gear-toting “girl singer,” from kickin’ cabaret “mama” to church choir director to vocal teacher with verve, this performer has arrived at the zenith of her creative skills.

Possessing a rare versatility in timbre and range, a keen ear, and an interpretative approach that whistles boldly through the dark while seeking the light, Sandra Marlowe brings warmth and finesse, yet undeniable power and sheer sass, with an occasional “edge of your seat” surprise to True Blue., her debut jazz CD.

Candids from the Gallery...

Grinds & Vines Cafe
Big Bear Jazz Fest (2001) with Avalon Cats

Reviews

“Marlowe makes quite an impression, voicing oft recorded standards from The Great American Songbook and more . . . , revealing a certain vocal charm with grace and elegance on each memorable rendition.”

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-- Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

TIME TO MAKE MUSIC - A review and interview from the San Jose Mercury News by Paul Freeman (paul@popcultureclassics.com) - Read the full review....

-- Paul Freeman

“…Marlowe's pipes can simply envelope the tune and the listener.”
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-- Brent Black, Critical Jazz

“True Blue offers an eclectic, enjoyable set.”
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-- Joe Ross, CDInsight

"Sandra Marlowe dishes up 12 songs on her CD True Blue, with a satin smooth sound . . .”
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-- Don Albert, ArtSpoken & Reviews

“…Marlowe knows how to give the jazz vocal classics a good run for their money.”
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-- Chris Spector, Midwest Records

“…superb, magnificent, vocal technic . . . A bliss!”

-- Serge Warin, Radio Grand Brive, France

“…an almost perfect Mason/Dixon border of soulful black jazz inflection and white Tin Pan Alley.”

-- David Pyles, AcousticMusic.com

“The focus everywhere in True Blue is Marlowe's voice, and she's capable of covering a lot of ground in knowledgeably superb fashion…convincingly. That's the key. As golden as this CD is, I suspect we've only seen just heard the tip of the iceberg.”

-- Mark S. Tucker, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

"…One of those rare singers that possesses an unerring sense of pitch, a natural sense of rhythm, and a completely relaxed delivery of the musical components of a song …with a beautiful vocal quality that never fails to draw the audience into the experience.”

-- Larry Koonse, Jazz Guitarist, California Institute of the Arts Faculty

“Vocalist Sandra Marlowe proved to be excellent in her rendition of “It Had To Be You. . . . [Marlowe] mixed some hot bop into her vocal of “Honeysuckle Rose,” by meshing it with “Scrapple from the Apple”!

-- LA Jazz Scene Review

"... one of the great singers to be carrying on the tradition of the classic American popular songs... tremendous range, and comfortably sings everything from a sensitive ballad to the most energetic swing tune... the ultimate professional, and it has always been my pleasure to share the stage with her." 

-- R. Higgins, Musician/Conductor/Arranger, Los Angeles

“Sandra Marlowe was a stand out performer wrapping her big, silky voice around “Black Coffee” and“When You’re Good to Mama.”

-- Paul Myrvold, Out & About Magazine

...a dream to work with...and funny, to boot! I love her voice, and am happy to have been able to feature it on a recent CD, on which, among other songs, she totally nailed "Santa Baby"!"

-- K. Malucelli, General Manager, MOCC, President, Prince/SF Productions

"... You sing as if holding up a mirror to your soul and sharing what it is to truly be human."

-- J. Palma, Director, GRIT Theatre

"I have trained with many voice teachers over the years but Sandra was the first to have a technique that was able to push my voice to the next level."

-- Gemma Bedda-Barozzi, Singer/Actress/Owner, Ever After Entertainment

"This is not just a song stylist; this is a world-class voice."

-- Linda Draggett, Vocal Instructor & Author of "Seven Secrets of Successful Singing"

The Milias Restaurant was the place to be last Friday night in Gilroy. Talented vocalist Sandra Marlowe was a draw for many to come out for an evening of good food and even better music. For the past year, Marlowe has been promoting and performing songs from her new CD, “True Blue,” such as “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Black Coffee.” She has been singing at venues from Berkeley to Santa Cruz and was a featured artist in the San Jose Jazz Festival at the Fairmont Hotel. See the full article...

-- Kat Teraji, The Gilroy Dispatch, July 26, 2013

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