Robinson, Sonya

Fly Records, 2013CD
Instrument: Violin

Issue: 20.2

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Sonya is a fresh voice on the contemporary jazz scene. She plays acoustic violin and viola in front of a mellow band that includes keyboardist Manuel Valera and John Benitez on bass. The music is all original except for a couple of covers notably “The World Is A Ghetto”. Sonya is from Milwaukee yet carries the genetic rhythms for Africa that are common in what she terms as Black music. Our assessment is that she’s on point with a sound that will capture the hearts of many, especially on the last four tracks.


Publicist: Two for the Show Media