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SANDRA ST. VICTOR is recognized for her multi-faceted artistry and vocal prowess by industry insiders and discerning music buyers alike, Dallas-born singer-songwriter Sandra St. Victor has been captivating audiences with her fusion of R&B, rock, gospel and jazz for over two decades now, first as a member of the innovative trio The Family Stand beginning in 1988, then as a soulstress in her own right via her much-treasured 1996 Warner Brothers set, "Mack Diva Saves The World," and 2001's "Gemini: Both Sides."
That music would become her
chosen career was evident from an early age, when growing up in Dallas, Sandra
began singing in church.
Inspired and influenced by a diversity of music - from the jazz stylings of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson to the out-and-out funk of Rufus & Chaka Khan, The Ohio Players and Sly & The Family Stone along with the pop and rock of Elton John and Jimi Hendrix - Sandra's natural penchant for creativity found expression first at Arts Magnet School
and then at the University of Kansas
toyed with the idea of pursuing a career in opera: "like Miss Leontyne Price.
But I realized that I would get bored because I couldn't create [with opera] I didn't see enough potential for growth or development for myself creatively in that arena."
After honing her skills in her home state, then a major move to New York City, Sandra
found herself in the studio doing backing vocals for international artists and subsequently on the road touring with, amongst others, Roy Ayers' Ubiquity and Chaka Khan.
"Oya's Daughter" further establishes Ms. St. Victor
as a barrier-breaking musical trendsetter whose unique artistry puts her
in a category of her