Local Jazz Musician/Singer Sandra Locklear Playing At Sidestreet Thursday Nights Thru September
BTB Advertiser Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar is hosting Burien jazz musician and singer Sandra Locklear, who will be playing piano and singing on every Thursday nights, starting at 7:30pm through the month of September, including this Thurs. night Sept. 17th.
Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar is located at 717 SW 148th Street in Burien (for more info, read our “Blogvertorial” for them here).
Locklear, a Burien resident, is both a musician and a singer, and according to her website:
â€œMusic is a language of the human spirit. I canâ€™t imagine a world without music and love lifting people up through the power of song!â€ – Sandra
A FRESH SOUND EMERGES
Seattle-based artist Sandra Locklear is both musician and singer with a natural gift for connecting with her audiences. With intuitive ease and passionate virtuosity, she pairs a rich alto voice with jazz piano stylings refined over many years of playing venues in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Canada and Europe. She effortlessly crosses over from jazz to blues, to folk to country, to pop and to rock with a technical proficiency honed since she took her first piano lesson at age 7. As a composer and performer Sandra sets a fresh standard full of vitality and soul.
Sandra began jazz and classical keyboard training with her lifelong music mentor, Hollywood B-3 jazz organist Margo Beecher. The music of Ellington, Jobim and Bach became standard fare for Sandraâ€™s weekly lessons as her teacher passed on her repertoire. By middle school, Sandra was performing at weddings, fashion shows and church. In high school she won Yamahaâ€™s Young Artists NW Regional Organ competition and went on to compete in California.
Afterward, a year studying jazz organ in San Francisco inspired Sandra to enroll in a college music program back in Washington State. Unable to resist the lure of the road, she soon accepted an offer to tour with a dance quartet. â€œAnd thatâ€™s when I really started singing. The band leader stuck a microphone in front of my mouth and ordered me to sing!â€ she recounts.
Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar’s phone number is (206) 504-5428. Visit their website here, and be sure to tell ’em “the blog sent you!”