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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.

TIGRESS
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.
Visit band website www.SaxTigress.com for videos, playlist, audio demos, band bios and more! Quick view of songlist.

   Hear one quick demo: Shaker Song  

"I am so happy you were able (and willing) to perform last night. You indeed made a special day spectacular and more memorable. That I am in awe of your talent is a given; your spirit takes it all to a level beyond us mere mortals!"
-- Michael Adler, Half Moon Bay CA
Spirit Tribe
saxophone and flute, tribal percussion, acoustic guitar, upright bass, marimba, violin, cello.

Inspired original world fusion.
Music from the place where earth and sky meet.

Stay tuned...

Passion
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!
Meet musicians. View songlist.

   Hear demo: Tigress  

"Can't thank you enough for your music at the HMB Brewing Company on Thursday night! As a former sax player, hearing you was almost enough to cause me to go out and buy a sax and start playing again! You really gave me "happy feet." Damn but it was fun! I've been playing your Tigress CD over and over; can't seem to get enough of it. Thanks again!"
-- Rob Brown, Moss Beach CA
Finesse
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.
View songlist.

   Hear demo: Don't Get Around Much Anymore  

"I want to thank you for being a part of my company's annual picnic on such short notice. I love listening to you play. You added the right touch I was looking for. My guests were very entertained by your music."
-- Kais Menoufy, Business Owner, Delegata Company
Groove
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.
Meet musicians. View songlist.

   Hear demo: Moondance  

"Thanks for the great music! Really helped create a lively and upbeat atmosphere for our event."
-- Amy Wilson, TRC Solutions
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!
Meet Stardust musicians. Meet Latini musicians. View songlist.

   Hear demo with guitar: Fly Me To the Moon  
   Hear demo with piano: My Favorite Things  

"I really enjoyed listening to you at Sam's Chowder House last night. Great selection of tunes, and I think Sax Tigress describes you very accurately. I was particularly impressed with the lovely tone you get from the soprano, a hard thing to do. I look forward to hearing you again."
-- John Sylvester, saxophonist with The Jazz ConneXion
Romance
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.
View songlist.

   Hear demo with piano:  When I Fall In Love  

   Hear demos with guitar:
  Girl From Ipanema   Black Orpheus   Moondance   When I Fall In Love  
  Georgia   My Romance   In My Life   On Broadway  

"Thanks for your absolutely fabulous program. We were privileged to have both of you play such wonderful tunes that I'm sure many of us remember from 'the good 'ole days.' I tapped my foot so many times during the presentation that it took several days for my foot to feel normal again!"
-- Barbara Graham, Sixty Plus at SF State
Fantasia
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.
View songlist.

   Hear demo with guitar: Air On the G String  
   Hear demo with piano: Pachelbel Canon  

"Brenda and I were thrilled with how well our wedding turned out. Your music was perfect and really added to the pleasure of the evening. And yes, I did recognize my favorite song, Li'l Darlin', right away. It never sounded better to me. Thank you for helping to make it a great evening."
-- Ed Frey, Hercules CA

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For booking information, availability and price quote contact Sonya Jason by calling (650) 728-8002 or e-mailing sonya@SonyaJason.com.

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