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Barbara Santora - Jazz Singer, Songwriter & Performer With A Voice You'll Never Forget - "That's Just the Way It Goes" (Official Lyric Video)

 











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Barbara Santora began a stage career at age 15 with Little Theatre Productions. By 17 she was a touring puppeteer and the opening act for Ferrante and Teicher in school and university venues. A demanding performance schedule sometimes required appearances in three states a day. At 19, Barbara enrolled in formal studies of music, theater, and dance at Indiana University. Although she had been steeped in classical music forms from childhood, jazz and blues fanned her inner fire as an entertainer coming of age. When an offer came to perform in Las Vegas, she was "all in." She relocated to Nevada and, over the next 14 years, captivated audiences with inspired interpretations of jazz standards, show tunes, and popular songs across genres. Barbara became known not only for her pure voice and exceptional, five-octave range, but for her ability to connect with audiences emotionally and draw them into the music. Her duo, Side by Side, with pianist/singer/composerJohn Michael O'Leary, brings jazz and timeless classics with a flair for love & laughter to audiences of all ages. What I most admire about Barbara's songs is her ability to take a Jazz standard and completely make it her own with a beautiful voice, a mastery of melody and the sincere vocal delivery of the lyrics. Barbara easily transitions into an original song from her catalog that sounds just as good as the classic she just sang. Very few Jazz singers can blend classics with original songs and not miss a beat. If you're a fan of Jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, then I can't image why you wouldn't love Barbara Santora. Yes, she's that good.

- Matt Chase




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