Sonya Jason is a world-class performer, a polished and charismatic professional - classy, sensuous, exciting! She began leading her own bands in 1987 and developed into the consummate band leader, well-organized and attentive to her audience. Onstage, she brings out the best in her band, which includes some of the most talented musicians from northern and southern California. Top quality music, charming stage presence, just the right audience rapport -- No wonder Sonya is often requested for return engagements!
Passionate smooth jazz, cool classic jazz, sizzling Latin beats, tasty pop tunes, elegant classical melodies, even Jewish music. With groups ranging in size from 2 to 6 musicians, you may choose the perfect ensemble to enhance your event, to energize your party, to attract an appreciative clientele, or to create the most delightful ambiance for your venue.
Contemporary jazz and fusion of the '70s and '80s.
Quintet -- saxophone, keyboards, guitar, electric bass, drums.
Passionate instrumentals with memorable melodies, contemporary grooves and harmonic depth; this band celebrates the innovative jazz fusion artists of the '70s and '80s, performing the music of David Sanborn, Spyro Gyra, Grover Washington Jr., Chuck Mangione, George Benson, Gato Barbieri, Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber, Michael Brecker, Dave Grusin, The Crusaders, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report and more.
Hear one quick demo: Shaker Song
saxophone and flute, tribal percussion, acoustic guitar, upright bass, marimba, violin, cello.
Inspired original world fusion.
Sextet -- saxophone, keyboards, guitar, electric bass, drums, percussion.
A fiery concert-oriented group performing a program of original funk tunes,
sultry ballads and Latin-influenced numbers. Melodically driven and
harmonically complex, Sonya Jason's original music holds enough turns and surprises to
keep things interesting without losing its accessibility. Her sizzling and
sensuous sax-work is bolstered by a talented band that heats up the stage with
emotional intensity and amazing musicianship. An exciting and inspiring show!
Hear demo: Tigress
Quartet -- saxophone, piano, upright bass, drums.
Quintet -- add trumpet for greater versatility.
Exuding sophistication in the old San Francisco style, this band performs a
combination of classic tunes executed in a classic jazz style - clean and clear
- a pleasure to listen to. Even when the musicians are improvising, the
melody isn't far away on standards by the likes of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington,
and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Some elements of jazz never change, but Sonya Jason
and her band pick up the leftovers and move them into their own dimension with
their sophisticated repertoire and dignified presentation.
Hear demo: Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Trio -- saxophone, keyboards, drums.
From pop instrumentals to smooth jazz to standards from the American
songbook, this tasty and versatile group is sure to please. Small enough to
keep it cool, but lively enough to be festive, listeners will hum along or tap
their toes as their favorite melodies float over upbeat rhythms.
Hear demo: Moondance
Stardust and Latini
Trio -- saxophone, guitar (or piano), upright bass.
Mellow and satisfying classy jazz by a trio of understated and gifted
players. With an uptown cosmopolitan flair, this group plays standards by George
Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, and songs made famous by old blue eyes himself, Frank
Sinatra. On the top floor of the tallest building overlooking breathtaking
city lights is where you're sure to hear this group playing. On a lucky night, you may even get to enjoy the latin version of this trio, Sonya Jason's "Latini." More martini than margarita, this group plays exotic melodies and rhythms of the world, including bossa nova, tango, samba, cha cha and more!
Duo -- saxophone with guitar or piano.
Sweet and sensuous, this intimate duo is perfect for smaller gatherings or at
cocktail hour where the mood for the evening begins to heat up. Like
fragrant incense in the air, the dreamy and uplifting sounds of classic jazz songs
and memorable melodies drift overhead leaving listeners relaxed and cheerful.
Hear demo with piano: When I Fall In Love
Duo -- flute with guitar or piano.
Imagine the pure beautiful tone of flute floating luxuriously among the roses
at an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. This ensemble is perfect for any
formal affair. Enjoy the ambiance of the Baroque and Romantic eras with music
by famous classical composers such as Handel, Mozart, Pachelbel, Tchaikovsky and
lighter works including Strauss Waltzes.
Don't see what you're looking for?
For booking information, availability and price quote contact Sonya Jason by calling (650) 728-8002 or e-mailing sonya@SonyaJason.com.