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Arts & Entertainment
October 21, 2006

by Frankie Firme

Sonya Jason

News from the Brown Side of Town - 10.21.06
Happenings in the Land of 1000 Dances

...And speaking of dynamic female artists, I haven't heard of any females kicking it up and leading their own bands since this Summer's sizzling sistas of Salsa, Leslie Paula and Susie Hansen. These babes can sing, dance, and lead their own bands in 4 inch high heels (with Susie jammin' on a violin), and I ponder the absence of more female band leaders, until now...just getting wind of a lightning Lady from the San Francisco Bay area, home of the likes of Emilio Castillo, Jeff Eaton, Mic Gillette, Doc Kupka, et al, who is giving new meaning to the term "Lady band leader".

Sonya Jason, aka "the Tigress" (pictured) has shown to be a most masterful saxophone player and band leader. Her sounds are smooth and seductive, yet raw and scorching. For the hot-band-with-brass affectionado, home girl is it! At the time of this writing, new works are in the process, so I'll cut it short for now by just saying wow! Home girl can play! I invite you to check out her website at: will be surprised!

Ay te wacho, from the Land of 1000 Dances ~
~ Frankie Firme ~