Yvonne Sanchez first performance was in Poland as a percussionist with the Polish rock star legend Joseph Skrzek. Later during her German stay, she started to play bass guitar and piano, but regardless her passion for musical instruments she never planned to become a vocalist until she moved to Prague in 1994 and within one year she had her premiere as a jazz vocalist at the renowned Reduta jazz club in Prague.
In 1997 she won the poll held by the Czech magazine Harmony which covers classical, jazz and world music as the best jazz singer and in 1998 Yvonne was awarded with Vocalist of the Year by the Czech Jazz Society.
Yvonne Sanchez co-produced and arranged her first album “Invitation” in 2001- the album was a great success and was considered by critics and audiences as one of the best jazz records ever to be recorded in the Czech Republic. “Invitation” received a nomination for the 2002 Czech Grammy awards in the jazz and blues category.
In 2008 Yvonne recorded and produced her album “My Garden” (Warner Music) presenting herself for the first time as a songwriter. The album received great reviews from critics and was nominated for the Andel award in the categories for the Best Album of the year and the Jazz Album of the year. Less than a year of the release, My Garden reached gold sales.
Yvonne’s latest work is a live album recording with Brazilian guitarist Pedro Taglini which is yet another musical treat from Producer/Singer/Composer Yvonne Sanchez.
Find out more about Yvonne on her website.