• Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition Finalist Sandra Booker

    October 19, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Singer Sandra Booker talks with WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton about her growing up in New Orleans, education in Los Angeles, and approach to music. Booker is a finalist in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, whose finals will be held on Sunday, October 21 at 3 p.m. at the New Jersey Performance Arts Center in Newark.

    The competition is the final event of the inaugural James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival, co-presented by NJPAC and WBGO-FM.

    Hamilton hosts Sunday's concert, and you can listen to her interviews with finalists -Cyrille Aimée, Alexis Cole, Hilary Kole, Sandra Booker and Monifa Brown's interview with finalist Ashleigh Smith, - as well as Gary Walker's conversation with the producer of the competition, Larry Rosen, right here on the WBGO blog. Enjoy!

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