Sandy Cressman

Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira

Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira embraces the diversity of Brazil’s musical traditions. Cressman is well known for her passionate and rhythmic singing of the repertoire of the great composers and performers of Brazilian Jazz, and for her two critically acclaimed CDs, “Homenagem Brasileira “and “Brasil-Sempre no Coração”. In 2015 and 2017, Cressman was a featured vocalist on the main stage of Carnaval in Recife, Brasil.

In 2017, Sandy released a CD of all original Brazilian Jazz compositions, created in collaborations with such notable musicians as Jovino Santos Neto, SpokFrevo, and Ian Faquini

Sandy Cressman – voice/percussion

Jeff Cressman – trombone

Murray Low – piano

Phil Hawkins– drums

David Belove – bass

Sandy Cressman Press Quotes

“…it is the radiant lyricism in the voice of Sandy Cressman, complete with the affective whisperings and exhilarating resonances that combine with the poetry of her music that make this recording quite unforgettable.” — Raul de Gama, World Music Report

“Her voice is an instrument, insinuating itself over, under and through the beautiful arrangements.” –Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Arts Weekly

“A master of Brazilian vocal music.” –David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

“Vocalist Sandy Cressman takes you on a Brazilian tour of sounds in both English and Portuguese on this charming and lithe session…Lots of love on this sublime beauty.” — George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

“A Brazilian experience that is sure to touch the heart and soul of all jazz fans. Sandy Cressman delivers vocals that are filled with story telling passion laced with a personal touch. Sandy performs in the poetic language of Portuguese. One need not understand the words to appreciate these emotion inspired songs. Sandy’s voice is crisp, sultry and expressive, with a tone similar to the great Latin vocalist, Gloria Estefan. Sandy’s star stunning vocals are also supported by an all-star cast of jazz musicians.” — Lee Prosser, JazzReview