Sasha Dobson

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Sasha Dobson
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Sasha Dobson (left) in 2009
Background information
Born (1979-03-31) March 31, 1979 (age 37)
Santa Cruz, California
Occupation(s) Jazz singer-songwriter
Labels Secret Sun Recordings, Blue Note Records
Associated acts Puss n Boots

Sasha Dobson (born March 31, 1979)[1] is an American jazz singer-songwriter from Santa Cruz, California. She is now based in New York City.[2]

Early life[edit]

Dobson comes from a musical family.[3] Her father, Smith Dobson (Smith Weed Dobson IV, 1947–2001) was a pianist who recorded with Mark Murphy and played regularly with vibist Bobby Hutcherson. Her mother Gail is also a singer, and her brother Smith (Smith Weed Dobson V) is a tenor saxophonist, drummer, and vibraphonist. The entire family performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1991, when Sasha was twelve.

Career[edit]

Her debut album, Modern Romance, was released in August 2006 on Jesse Harris's Secret Sun Recordings label. Dobson participated in Norah Jones' The Fall tour, providing guitar and percussion accompaniment as well as vocal harmonies. She was also the opening act on the tour. Her second full album, Aquarius, was released in 2013.[3] Dobson is also a member of an all-female trio Puss n Boots with Jones and Catherine Popper, whose debut album was released on July 15, 2014, through Blue Note Records.[2]

On April 28, 2016, it was announced on Sasha's Official Facebook Page that she will perform the opening theme song for the AMC television series 'Feed The Beast', premiering May 31, 2016.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • The Darkling Thrush - Sasha Dobson with The Chris Byars Octet (2004)
  • Modern Romance (2006)
  • Burn [EP] (2010)
  • Aquarius (2013)
  • Into the Trees [EP] (2014)

With Puss n Boots

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