Sorana Santos
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musician & writer 



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Composition: Millennium Commission Artist, BBC, Juice Vocal Ensemble, Bath Festival.

Industry: Northstar, Polydor, Kingsize, Filthy Lucre, Blang, Reuters, ITV, Shakka Philip, Jax Jones, Voyeur, Nilufer Yanya. 

Performance: The Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Southbank Centre, The Barbican, OCM, Jazzlines, Glasgow Jazz Festival. 

Writing: Agenda Poetry Journal, Lazy Gramophone Press, tIMR, The Guardian, The Wire, London Jazz News. 

Awards: BASCA British Composer Award Nominee, Arts Council England, Fringe Award (Music Credit), Philip Bates Prize, Innovation in Design - Global Game Jam, National Poetry Competition - finalist.

Visiting Lecturer: Oxford University & London's Centre for Young Musicians (a division of the Guildhall School).

Formerly: The Guildhall School of Music. Student of: Diana Burrell, Alexander Goher.

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"A panoramic epic of an album... Sorana Santos, lady of myriad magical voices." Max Reinheardt, BBC3

"One of the best Jazz vocal offerings to date... A great talent." Adrian Pallant, London Jazz News

"Took my breath away." Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing

"Her music shows the flair and imagination inherent in her personality." Diana Burrell

"Sometimes a piece of music stops you in your tracks... I am well and truly stopped." Andy Boyd, Babyshambles / Sophie Ellis-Bextor

"Wonderful and original writing, gave me goosebumps." Niraj Chag

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