Bio
 
Vocalist Sandra Aran is no stranger to music and the stage. She made her musical debut at age 5 in her native Mexico City. Since then, she has made music and performing her life.  Ms. Aran kept an active performance schedule as an adolescent. In her teens, she formed her first band while studying classical piano and composition at the National University of Mexico. In 1995, she founded her first working Jazz quartet "Art Deco", with whom she performed extensively in Mexico.
1996,  she joined forces with other jazz singers in Mexico to form the vocal octet, "Cuicanitl", with whom she  opened for blues legend B.B. King as well as for jazz great George Benson during his Mexico City concert in 1997. They released an independent album, "Solo Voces" to critical acclaim in 1999.

While studying jazz singing at the Superior School of Music in Mexico City in 1999, Sandra received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston where she later graduated with a degree in vocal performance. She was also granted a scholarship from the National Endowment for the Arts in Mexico (FONCA) to study at Berklee and periodically return to Mexico City to teach voice and improvisation.  

That same year, she founded the Sandra Aran Jazz Quartet in Boston performing throughout the Boston area at venues such at Ryles Jazz Club, Club 711, Limbo Jazz Club, Wally's, Bob the Chef's and the Hatch Shell among others.  In 2005 Sandra collaborated with fellow Berklee alum, pianist Rafael Alcala  to produce recorded material in her native language of spanish.  Drum phenomenon Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny) and trumpet legend Claudio Roditi lend their talents on this album which is awaiting release.

In 2008, Sandra relocated to the San Francisco Bay area where she immediately began collaboration with some of the bay area’s finest jazz musicians.  She has led concerts at the Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society and is a regular at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay and the Hedley Club at the DeAnza Hotel in San Jose.  

In 2010, Ms. Aran led an ensemble consisting of Tammy Hall on Piano, Ruth Davies on bass and her brother Omar Aran on drums. Working under the auspices of the prestigious Adventures in Music Program (AIM) for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Sandra and her bandmates performed and spread the word of Jazz to more than 14,000 San Francisco school children.

Sandra also pursues her love of early music education by teaching at the Early Years preschool and running her own Music Together Center in San Bruno and Brisbane Ca.  She teaches privately at her own vocal studio and at the Jazzschool in Berkeley Ca.

Ms. Aran performs within the jazz idiom with a conviction that few musicians can match. Although her smooth sound and explosive stage presence are reminiscent of Sade, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Flora Purim, it is her original approach to jazz standards and her own material that make her truly unique.
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