Sandra -Mae Luykx




Talented singer and multi-instrumentalist, Sandra-Mae plays saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone), guitar, piano, percussion and has performed around the world in London, Amsterdam, New York, Brazil and in some of Vancouver's most prestigious venues including The Orpheum Theatre.

While trained as a jazz-specialist, Sandra-Mae's vocal and instrumental versatility extends to pop, R&B and her true love: 1970's Soul Music! She draws inspiration from such legends as Etta James, Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, Astrud Gilberto, and more modern influences such as Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse and Diana Krall. She was also a member of the British Columbia Honour Jazz Ensemble for two years in a row, acquiring jazz scholarships whileperforming in this ensemble.

Now living in London, Sandra-Mae was a regular on the Vancouver music scene. She hasplayed almost every venue in Vancouver (including the Vanacouver International Jazz Festival) with her own groups performing jazz, pop, soul, R&B, folk, disco, Motown, funk and Brazilian music. She was in the house band for Vancouver's Backstage Lounge for five yearsplaying baritone saxophone in the Funk/Soul/Motown band The Phonix. She is now a regular on the London music scene, playing in various different bands.

Sandra-Mae has grown into an accomplished composer in her own right, becoming a regional finalist in CBC's Searchlight Competition with her original song titled "Finally, I Believe in Your Love." She is also an accomplished Pop/EDM/Dance writer (co-writing with writer/producer Davor Vulama), having had their songs cut by worldwide artists.

Sandra-Mae has written a musical (book and music) with Alan Marriott, and is working on recording her first original album this year.


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