Annette Sanders

Annette Sanders' career has been a constant whirlwind of recording and performing. After attending Hunter College, Annette sand in the New York nightclubs where she was heard by the late producer and composer, Bobby Scott, who signed her to Mercury Records. Her big break came in 1966 when Benny Goodman chose her as his featured vocalist for his prestigious Rainbow Grill engagement, archived on the recently mastered Yale University Music Library Series.

It was at the Goodman performance that Annette was again discovered. This time it was by producers of advertising jingles. Her solo for Imprevu perfume as so successful, it launched Annette's career as a much sought-after studio singer. Her distinctly recognizable sound has been heard on literally thousands of jingles, movie soundtracks and CDs. She has worked with the "who's who" of the music industry - from pop to jazz - Dionne Warwick, Roberta Flack, Mel Torme, Michel LeGrand, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gerry Mulligan, Gloria Estefan, and Barbra Streisand to name a few.

During the late 80's, Annette co-founded the jazz-tinged vocal quintet, Group Five, teaming up with several of her studio cohorts. They have appeared in concerts and clubs throughout Europe and the U.S. In 1996, the second of her four CDs, "On My Way To You" was nominated for a Grammy. That was followed by "Everything I Love", a CD she recorded with noted pianist and arranger, Mike Renzi.

Since 2000, Annette has served as vocal jazz panelist for the National Foundation for Advance of the Arts, a project that supports talented high-school students.

Most recently, Annette has appeared as the featured vocalist in Dick Hyman's acclaimed "Jazz Series" at the 92nd St. Y in New York City. It was at one of these concerts that she was discovered yet again by Palm Beach Pops conductor, Bob Lappin, with whom she has concertized.

The past few years, Annette performed with the Token Creek Jazz Festival in Madison Wisconsin as well as the Desert Foothills Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Her latest recording is a duet CD with Bob Florence, the magnificient composer, arranger,and pianist from the west coast - "You Will Be My Music."

In previous years, Annette was part of the Billy Taylor Jazz Series at Kennedy Centerin Washington D.C.

Her most recent performance was a concert with The Canadian Brass at Avery Fischer Hall.