Nancy Sanchez is a singer-songwriter with a gifted voice and distinct lyrics. She is known as a superb jazz singer but she also mixes pop and jazz and Latin and other genres into her repertoire. With musical influences that include Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Feist, Paul Simon and Billy Joel, Sanchez is well prepared to use music and lyrics to chronicle the bittersweet experiences of a young woman falling in and out of love — experiences that run through many of her songs.
Nancy Sanchez is a natural musician, songwriter and artist. Born in Toluca Mexico, then making her home in the United States as a young girl, her music is a reflection of the two cultures on either side of the border. Nancy’s first big effort was to take her jazz vocal training and hang with the local jazz cats and play the jazz clubs to hone her craft. This resulted in her first release, an independently released, self-titled Jazz EP. Nancy wrote two original jazz songs to go along with five classics for the EP. Sanchez has won three Orange County Music Awards taking home honors for Best Latin and Best Jazz Vocal.
Looking for a new challenge, Nancy decided to explore her singer-songwriter skills in her next project, Ruby in L.A, a mostly English album with pop elements. Then her growth as a songwriter and musician took an important step forward when she began working with 3-time Grammy Award winning producer Dave Way and Mastering Legend Vic Anesini.
Sanchez is currently recording her next record American Novio with the legendary Eugene Toale (Las Cafeteras, Viento Callejero, Mariachi Manchester, Buyepongo etc..) This is Nancy’s first all Spanish-language record that tells her story of growing up in America immersed in Mexican culture.