Sasha's Bloc Band

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A Big Congratulations To Sasha’s Bloc, the Latest Recipients of the BEAT100 Ultimate Musician Award! – BEAT100 Review


Congratulations to Sasha’s Bloc who have received the latest BEAT100 Ultimate Musician Award! The jazz and swing band based in California, USA are focussed on reviving the Jazz culture of the 1920s, 30s and40s. The BEAT100 newcomers have impressed the A&R team with their smooth original track ‘Sunday Blues’ which has been awarded a Gold Favourite, Silver song and Bronze Video Award. The track has a timeless sound that harks back to a classic Jazz era and the charismatic, mellow vocals of guest singer JaneMonheit pull the listener in and immediately transports them to a 1920s Jazz bar. Sasha’s Bloc comprises of an eclectic group of musicians bought together by founder and bassist Alex Gershman. Alex, originally from Moscow, Russia, has a lifelong passion for music and even says that he was singing melodies before he could speak! He tells BEAT100 ‘I always had a great ability to hear music and wanted to express myself in my own songs. Two years ago, I started writing lyrics and music, and the responses I got from fans were incredible.’ After such a positive reaction to his musical creations, Alex was inspired to continue writing and to eventually record a whole album, inspired by musical greats such as Fats Waller, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.

Sasha’s Bloc aim to share their music as much as possible in order to rekindle the intense interest in Jazz that prevailed for so many years in the 20s and 30s. Using a combination of Blues, Contemporary Jazz and Swing Sasha’s Bloc throws jazz music into the 21st Century with a bang using a variety of tracks including up tempo numbers as well as soothing and captivating tracks. The group currently have an exciting up and coming release in the form of their latest full length album ‘Heart On Fire’ which will be available on March17th. The new album includes a number of original tracks featuring guest vocals from the talented JaneMonheit on multiple tracks. Until their highly anticipated next release, Sasha’s Bloc are continuing on their quest of rekindling interest in the Jazz era, something they are obviously achieving as they are currently enjoying playing to sold-out shows across California!

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