A uniquely passionate and soulful saxophone sound, impeccable reading
ability, and a quick ear are the qualities that have made Sonya Jason so in-demand
for recording session work. In addition to more than three dozen full length CDs,
she has been called to contribute her distinctive style and studio
professionalism to hundreds of independent recordings -- from simple song demos by
singer/songwriters to original band projects ranging the full gamut of musical styles.
Her sound has enhanced cable TV shows, jingles and soundtracks for companies
like CinemaTrax in Hollywood and The WAVE radio syndication, as well as a
diversity of projects by such composer/arranger/producers as:
- Tom Disher
Emmy award-winning TV composer of PBS documentaries.
- Ray Obiedo
Smooth jazz guitarist, recording artist and producer of artists including keyboardist
Tom Grant and the Braxton Brothers.
- Misha Segal
Emmy award-winning TV composer, film composer, recording
artist and producer of artists including Randy Crawford.
- Ted Nichols
Staff arranger and music director of Hanna/Barbera.
- Bob Freedman
Grammy award-winning arranger of Quincy Jones' The Wiz and
Wynton Marsalis' Hothouse Flowers. Musical director for Lena Horn and Harry Belafonte.
SONYA PLAYS THESE INSTRUMENTS:
- Alto Saxophone (Eb)
- Curved Soprano Saxophone (Bb)
- Sopranino Saxophone (Eb)
- Flute (C)
- Clarinet (Bb)
- WX5 Yamaha Midi Wind Controller
with Yamaha VL70-m virtual acoustic tone generator
and Yamaha MU100 tone generator
"What I love most about working in the studio with Sonya Jason is that she
plays great and sounds great the first time she plays a cue! In film and
television music we don't have a lot of time for re-takes...and none are necessary
with Sonya. She sounds great 'right out of the box'! We're happy to feature
her work whenever we can."
|-- Mark Northam, film and television composer, owner CinemaTrax, publisher Film Music Magazine
"I have to admit, at first I was skeptical about working with a 'girl' sax
player. But my producer said, 'Trust me on this one.' When I heard the
track, I was blown away. Sonya took a good song and made it great!"
|-- P.B. III (Procton Bonnell, III), singer/songwriter
"Sonya's sax is soulful and emotional. She can play just one note and you
feel the emotion behind it."
|-- Vachik Alvandi, producer for Funlife Productions
"Passion is what Sonya brings to a song. If you just let her go, she's
naturally beautifully melodic, and that's something I don't hear very often."
|-- Denise Gentilini, keyboardist/composer/producer
"Sonya really captures the soul and mood of the song. She plays obligato around vocal and guitar fills with great agility and soulful lines. I was kind of on cloud nine..."
|-- Marc Tilson, singer/songwriter
"As we worked towards recording the saxophone, Sonya gave me feedback along the way, which resulted in an extremely significant improvement.
Sonya gave it a personality that matched the poem that inspired the song, and even recorded the lower track with identical inflection to the
upper track. This is no easy feat and is indicative of the command that long experience with an instrument gives a performer."
|-- Brian West, composer/keyboardist
Contact Sonya Jason for your session by calling (650) 728-8002 or