Sony Holland Plus Five
Sunday, Jul 06, 2008 7:30 PM PDT
Stanford University Campbell Recital Hall, Palo Alto, CA
"...A strong and versatile voice along with a style that fits the standards she interprets perfectly." --L.A. Jazz Scene
Sony Holland is a singer who knows her way around the standards. With a style that is once sophisticated and emotionally direct, her interpretations of the great American songbook show a deep respect and love for the material while adding an unmistakable spark of personality. Originally from northern Minnesota, Sony fell in love with jazz while spending a year in Paris and has earned a devoted following worldwide with her renditions of standards, contemporary classics, and original songs. She has made the Bay Area her home since 2003, although she now performs internationally, including extensive concert tours and residencies in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. Her most recent album, Swing, Bossas, Ballads & Blues is an intimate set of 16 of Sony's favorite songs from many different eras and musical traditions, which she brings together with impeccable musicianship and true feeling.