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Sable Winters NARAS member celebration, c. 2008
|Also known as||"Jazz Goddess of Love"|
|Genres||Vocal jazz, neo-soul, cool jazz, nujazz, cabaret|
|Occupation(s)||Singer songwriter, recording artist, vocalist|
|Labels||Owl Eye Records|
Sable Winters, (born June 19, 1965 in Shreveport, LA) is an American singer-songwriter, jazz vocalist, neo-soul singer and recording artist.
In the summer of 1989, Winters was introduced to classic jazz and pop singer Sarah Vaughan at one of her final performances at an Atlanta, GA music festival in midtown Piedmont Park, which ignited a passion for singing vocal jazz. The quest to sing and perform lead to visiting local venues and participating in open mic throughout the area. While working full-time in the corporate world, it would take another five years before Winters ramped up to a full-time pursuit of a professional musical career. A relocation to the Washington, D.C. area brought forth opportunities at Blues Alley and other venues until ultimately settling in the San Francisco Bay Area where her career began to accelerate. In 2004, joining and becoming a voting member of the San Francisco Chapter's National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) aka The Recording Academy) and the Grammy's was a critical move toward being taken seriously in the music industry. Her volunteer efforts and contributions to the Advocacy and Membership committees were key to accessing the resources necessary to effectively pursue a recording career and achieve community name recognition.
Winters was twice nominated for a seat on the San Francisco NARAS chapter Board of Governors 2005–2007 (singer) and 2007–2009 (songwriter). Her goal was to evolve lyrically with harmonic creativity; to write fresh songs, contribute to music education and showcase live performances of collaborative work.
Style and influences
Winters studied female vocalists and performers of the 30's, 40's, 50's and early 60's. These influences are Mildred Bailey, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and the European sensation, Edith Piaf. A jazz enthusiast, singer and cabaret performer, Winters has an appreciation of the free flowing feel of neo-soul recording artists like Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. As for the jazz genre, Winters is influenced by Sarah Vaughan and the swinging beat of Peggy Lee and Carmen McRae. Like Vaughan, Winters prefers not to be categorized primarily as a Jazz singer and enjoys the creative duality of delivering a divine song while in pursuit of sassy counter expression.
|2003||This Is Always||Jazz||Owl Eye Records||Debut|
|2004||Follow That Star||Jazz||Owl Eye Records||Christmas holiday|
|2010||Must Mingle||Neo-soul||Owl Eye Records||Original lyrics and music by Sable Winters|
|2013||I'll Just Take It As It Comes||Jazz||Owl Eye Records||Release date (June 15, 2013) Music: Danny Long / Lyrics: P.J. Erickson|
|2013||Quiet Strength||Jazz||Owl Eye Records||Release date (August 15, 2013) Music: Danny Long / Lyrics: P.J. Erickson|
|2013||The Request||Jazz||Owl Eye Records||Release date (September 30, 2013) Music: Danny Long / Lyrics: P.J. Erickson|
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