DOM REP TOURISM BOARD present SONIA ALFONSO “FEELING GOOD”
Date(s) - 09/24/2016
Doors at 9:30pm
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Sonia Alfonso was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and since a young age, she knew that she would become an artist.
Sonia begun singing professionally at the age 18 years old and she was only 19 when represented her country in Mexico during the OTI Festival in 1984 obtaining the 5th place out of 21 countries that participated.
After a great career as ballad singer, Sonia discovered her passion for acting. She made few appearances at prominent musical theater productions as “Claudia”, one of the main characters, in the first Spanish version of the renowned Broadway musical “In the heights” from Lin Manuel Miranda.
Sonia also participated in a few films such as her playing in “The feast of the goat” with Isabella Rosellinni and Steven Bauer and her participation in the biopicture “Maria Montez” with Celines Toribio.
As it can be seen in her portfolio Sonia has made a turning point in her life as an artist participating in the jazz genre, making it big with a new jazz album titled “Feeling good” for which she successfully made the Spanish adaptation of 2 great jazz standards, “Summertime” (Es verano) and “The man I love” (Mi gran amor). And both versions received approval from the well known publishers Warner Chappell & Warner Brothers. This is big news since for the first time in almost 80 years these standards will be sung in Spanish thanks to Sonia.
The Dominican Diva has also written the English adaptation of the Latin classic “Voy a apagar la luz” (I will turn off the light) from the great Mexican author Armando Manzanero. And he was so pleased with her adaptation that he gave his approval. And she invited the great Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval, (winner of 9 Grammys) to participate in this version.
Sonia was the first dominican jazz singer at the Blue Note Jazz Festival 2016 which was celebrating their 50th anniversary and she is scheduled to perform with her band this coming September 22 and 24 at Subrosa Night Club located at 63 Gansevoort Street in West Village NYC. This is a gig you dont want to miss at all!!!
In this new season full of dreams that will come true for Sonia, we are excited to hear more music and good news from Sonia Alfonso. She is definitely the Dominican Diva of Jazz.