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Ten Reasons Why You Should See Sandra Reaves-Phillips

 

1. “Sandra Reaves-Phillips has got a way of handing a song its hat and kicking it down the stairs.”
Los Angeles Times

2. “Sandra Reaves-Phillips captured it all…She belongs to a special sorority of singers
whose expressiveness, vocal power, and sheer physical size recalls the classic
blues singers of the ’20s and some who followed.
Washington Post 

3. “It’s a pretty potent show. Reaves-Phillips is a powerhouse singer and a very generous performer.
San Francisco Chronicle

4“A first-class show-woman, a complete and unique artist who deserves, without contest, all the compliments attributed to her.
Tribune De Geneve

5.“Another earthquake hit San Francisco – but this one wasn’t devastating: it was exhilarating. The tremblor was caused not by the San Andreas fault, but by a lady named Sandra Reaves-Phillips.
If the reception she received following her opening S.F. is any indication, her fame is due to spread fast and furiously.
Drama-logue/San Francisco

6.“Acclaimed blues and jazz singer Sandra Reaves-Phillips took the audience from the` depths of
loneliness to heaven and back with a performance that few will ever forget.
The Royal Gazette -Bermuda

7.“An atomic force of a performer, Sandra Reaves-Phillips delivers heart, soul and then some. Not to be missed.
The Hollywood Reporter

8.“Sandra Reaves-Phillips possesses both passion and exceptional talent for her art. That combination made for an exhilarating evening.
Leader Telegraph – Eau Claire, Wisconsin

9.“As someone said on the way out, ‘ if that didn’t make you feel better, you are dead!
The Detroit News

10.“She succinctly underlines the three elements that are needed to do the job right – talent, talent, and more
Talent… a performance to be savored and remembered.
Los Angeles Times 

HAVING BEEN COMPARED TO THE GREAT LEGENDS OF THE PAST, SHE IS THE PERSONIFICATION OF BESSIE SMITH/MAHALIA JACKSON REBORN. “THE NEW QUEEN OF BLUES AND GOSPEL”. HER NAME IS SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS AND HER SHOW IS “GLORY HALLELUJAH” GOSPEL!.”

SANDRA, WITH HER COMPANY OF SINGERS AND MUSICIANS, WILL PRESENT AN EVENING OF TRADITIONAL, AND RAFTER-RAISING GOSPEL.

.SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS’ GOSPEL AND BLUES STEM FROM THE HEARTFELT ESSENCE OF THE NEGRO SPIRITUAL TO THE FULL SOUND OF A BRASSY BAND. SHE CAN WAIL, SHE CAN MOAN, SHE CAN COAT HER VOICE WITH VELVET OR DUST IT WITH GRAVEL.

Sandra Reaves-Phillips takes the stage as if it belongs to her and belts out the blues like a force of nature. Soul, too, some blues-tinged rock ‘n’ roll and even a bit of country. True blues aficionados may want to take note: No, not every song in Reaves-Phillips’ “Bold & Brassy Blues,” which opened Saturday at the Geary Theater, is a true blues. But Reaves-Phillips makes just about everyone bold and undeniably brassy.

Took the audience from the depths of loneliness to heaven and back with a performance that few will forget.
The Royal Gazette – Bermuda

 Star of the National Tour of ONE MO TIME, FURTHER MO’ and RAISIN


Star and creator of the internationally acclaimed LATE GREAT LADIES OF BLUES & JAZZ celebrating 30+ years as the “longest-running” one-woman show still touring


Guest star on numerous television shows including LAW AND ORDER, HOMICIDE, COMEDY CENTRAL,      NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK


Sang gospel in televised concert CHRISTMAS AT THE VATICAN for Pope John Paul II before an audience of over 8,000.


Co-starred and sang in acclaimed film ROUND MIDNIGHT w/Dexter Gordon and Herbie Hancock


Featured and sang the title song in film LEAN ON ME w/Morgan Freeman


Acclaimed by Holland American Cruise Lines “Diva of the High Seas!”


Engagements at numerous International Festivals and Cabarets


Sang at Houston Astrodome, Wrigley Field, and Oakland Park

 

Avitar Face 2 Face Sandra Reaves Phillips 

Sandra Reaves-Phillips is a powerhouse of an entertainer. She shares her journey from the cotton fields of South Carolina to her performing at the Vatican.

 

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Live)

Sandra Reaves Phillips · The Carolina Gospel Ensemble

 Glory Hallelujah (Live)

Glory Hallelujah (Live) · Sandra Reaves Phillips · The Carolina Gospel Ensemble Glory Hallelujah
(Christmas at The Vatican) (Live)

O’ Happy Day 

Sandra Reaves Phillips, The Carolina Gospel Ensemble