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SandraBooker-Vocalist

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Sandra Booker is from New Orleans. This “Queen of Creole Music” has a new record "When Love Happens: The Loving Day Concert" that commemorates the 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia to legalize interracial marriage in all 50 states of America. Recorded live in 2009 at the Madrid Theater in Canoga Park, CA, it features jazz and world music artists Tamir Hendelman, Estaire Godinez, the Elevation Strings and  Robert Perkins. 
 
Booker performed with  jazz luminaries Lalo Schifrin, Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Ernie Watts, John Leftwich, Dale Fielder, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Louis Van Taylor, The Elevation Orchestra, Billy Higgins, Keith David, WDR Big Band, Patrice Rushen and Karen Briggs. 
 
Sandra has an MBA from UCLA in ethnomusicology with emphasis in jazz studies. She was the first vocal student to receive the Julian Cannonball Adderley Memorial Scholarship and the John Densmore Music Scholarship. She conducted vocal workshops and master classes at California State University, Northridge, Santa Monica Community College, Los Angeles Unified School District, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Civica Scuole di Musica (Sondrio, Italy) and FNAC (Clermont-Ferrand, France). Her voice is heard in radio and television commercials for Coca-Cola and Ralph Lauren. She performs with the Gumbo Creole Players comedy troupe in Los Angeles led by Saturday Night Live legend Garrett Morris. Booker emerged as a promising composer/arranger with an original composition in the 2010 film "Blood Done Sign My Name" co-written by Booker and John Leftwich. 
 
Kenny Burrell said, “Some people got it and some people don’t and Sandra Booker has got it all!” 

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