"A no nonsense, real deal jazz singer." -George Fendel, Jazz Society of Oregon “Consider Anandi…Her music sounds like your average coffee-shop folk stuff, right? Wrong.” The Oregonian “So many female singer-songwriters name Joni Mitchell as an influence…Anandi is one of the few with enough melodic flair to live up to the comparison. -Boston Herald
Anandi began her career as a singer-songwriter, recording three albums of original songs. Her funk-rock tune “Enough of You” has received more than 3 million hits on YouTube and other songs have been used on television spots and in commercials.
Anandi holds a great reverence for jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughn and Carmen McRae and loves the challenge and moods of jazz. In doing so she has gathered around her some of the best of Portland’s jazz musicians such as pianist Randy Porter and guitarist John Stowell. Over the years Anandi has established a strong following in Portland, singing at the Rose Festival, appearing at the PDX Jazz Festival, Jimmy Mak’s and producing her bi-annual concert at Classic Pianos.
Never speedy or frantic, she takes her time and draws you into her musical world, leaving you with an appreciation for every note. Anandi's beautiful renditions of jazz classics, provocative arrangements of well known pop tunes, and distinct songwriting makes her a full spectrum artist.
Anandi regularly performs with Internationally acclaimed guitarist John Stowell. Never settling into a musical box, Anandi is always collaborating with others; projects include PDX's All Female Jazz Quartet, Nica's Dream, the original acoustic trio Maiden Oregon and Retro Soul group AM Sister Soul. She also keeps a busy schedule teaching voice, guitar and piano.
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