Notes on Seating: The Jack London provides two options for ticket purchasers: Reserved Seating and General Admission. Reserved Seating is purchased on a table-by-table basis in the central part of the venue and is only available for select shows. Both Tables AND General Admission seating is limited on a first come first serve basis.
Ashé Records is proud to announce the release of “A Better Way”, an album of original songs by Portland-based singer/songwriter Anandi in collaboration with keyboardist/programmer Greg Goebel. With a simultaneous career as a ‘real-deal’ jazz singer and a talented composer of beautiful songs with thoughtful lyrics this album should firmly establish Anandi as a major talent and an artist with much to offer.
Born in Los Angeles to a singer/songwriter and a jazz drummer Anandi was raised in Portland, Boulder, the Bay Area and New York eventually ending up in Nova Scotia where she studied vocal jazz performance at St. Francis Xavier University. After a stint working at Rounder Records in Boston and singing her original songs around Boston and New York City she moved back to Portland after bearing ‘live’ witness to the 9/11 attacks in downtown New York City.
After releasing three independent albums of original songs, she turned her attention to jazz, singing classic standards, inspired by the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Nancy Wilson, and Carmen McCrae. She became a well-respected jazz singer in a jazz town, singing at venues like the legendary Jimmy Mack’s, the 1905, the Jack London Revue and the PDX Jazz Festival. During this time, she released three jazz albums, all the while working as a music teacher and a yoga and meditation instructor while managing her boutique store, Karuna Contemplative Living.
Meanwhile, her original songs continued to attract interest. One of her songs, “Enough Of You”, was used as background music on several YouTube videos, totally over 3 million hits. Even as she developed her craft as a jazz artist her original songs continued to gain streams and fans, touching the hearts of many.
As Anandi says “Writing songs is a lot like raising a child. The initial creation is spontaneous and wondrous. The song is a part of you but then it goes out into the world and takes on a life of its own. What then? If each song is someone’s baby I only ask that each song be contemplated and cherished as an individual finding its way into the heart of the listener”.