The Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter Nominates Sable Winters for Board of Governors Seat

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Sable Winters has been nominated for a seat on the Recording Academy's San Francisco Chapter Board of Governors under the category of Vocalist. Sable's decision to run came about while acclimating to her new role as a member of the Special Events Committee.

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It's official. Sable Winters has been nominated for a seat on the Recording Academy's San Francisco Chapter Board of Governors under the category of Vocalist. Sable's decision to run came about while acclimating to her new role as a member of the Special Events Committee. When asked the reason for her impending commitment, Sable comments, "After learning more about how the chapter strives to support music education and local arts organizations, I realized the unfolding of a more possible dream to affect the return of jazz music in the United States as a popular music form for people of all ages and socio-economic stations. It seems to me that jazz music has been cast into an unfair old-timey box by industry executives. There's so much talent out there it's crazy. There's an ocean of uniquely talented independent musicians whose music scarcely reaches the ears of hungry listeners. This and the fact that CD and video sales for the jazz genre are increasingly low motivates me to become an instrument of change."

The published Consumer Industry Profile facts are presented her in comparison of 2002 vs. 2003 shown here as (xx.xx% > xx.xx%). The annual telephone survey conducted by Peter Hart Research commission by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), reveals what music is purchased by the consumer. The methodology for how participants are selected for inclusion in the survey is indicated on the report. The Annual Consumer Profile Chart conducted by RIAA provides critical benchmark data on genre, format, age and gender of purchasers and place of purchase shows 3.2% > 2.9% for Jazz music; 10.7% > 10.4% for Country; 24.7% > 25.2% for Rock; 13.8% > 13.3% for Rap/Hip-Hop; 13.8% > 13.3% R&B/Urban; 9.0% > 8.9% for Pop; 6.7% > 5.8% for Religious and 3.1% > 3.0% for Classical. Information on the reported figures noted in this article can be found in Adobe Acrobat format at

"I appreciate nearly all forms of music, but my heart is with jazz vocal and instrumental artists. So, I'm following my heart to encourage other musicians to participate in the process recording, effectively marketing and submitting work for Grammy consideration and promote jazz music appreciation in that vein. The impetus for this effort is the support of The Recording Academy, which fosters an open dialog between all members of the community, in order to impart the value of music and to contribute to the development of the next generation of artists and community leaders. What better partner could I hope have?"

Recording Academy Governors chart the course for their Chapters. Additional responsibilities include attendance at monthly board meetings, committee service and membership outreach. Governors serve two-year terms and may run for re-election one time before having to step down for one year.

The process for getting on the ballot is to declare candidacy by submission of a Letter of Interest including reasons a candidate wishes to take on a leadership role in the chapter, and the personal assets and resources one might contribute. The Nominating Committee selects two candidates from each membership category and candidates from voting and associate categories to run at-large. The Nominating Committee — comprised of current San Francisco Chapter Governors, Officers and Trustees — has the sole discretion in the selection of candidates.

About Sable Winters

A native Texan, Sable Winters resides in the San Francisco Bay area. She has been performing throughout the San Francisco Bay area, including some central and right coast appearances. A recent international appearance was at the world renowned Club de Jazz in Santiago, Chile. In addition to live jazz and cabaret performance, Sable's career has evolved to professional recording. She is a voting member of The Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter formerly known as The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. She has recorded two CDs, "This Is Always" and "Follow That Star" and is presently working on a 2006 release of original material.

Sable's musical inspiration stems from some great female vocalists and performers of the 30's, 40's, 50's and early 60's. Some of these pioneers are Mildred Bailey, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Nina Simone and the European sensation, Edith Piaf. Sable has consumed the works of Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Cab Callaway, Benny Goodman, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and the French equivalent to Frank Sinatra, Gilbert Bécaud ... the list goes on. It remains a necessary education. For more information visit Sable Winters' website at or an interview call 925-938-4960, #212.

About The Recording Academy

The Recording Academy is more than the ultimate accolade that is the Grammy. It's chapters are Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, New York, Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Texas, and Washington, D.C. The San Francisco Chapter has more than 1,000 members spread throughout Northern California, Northern Nevada, Colorado and Utah and unwavering commitment to serve its musicians, music industry professionals and the community at large. Through its extensive programs, initiatives and member benefits, the chapter creates music learning and career development opportunities for students and recording industry professionals alike. Each year, the San Francisco Chapter produces more than 30 educational programs in classrooms, studios and theaters throughout the western region.

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Chapter President: Larry Batiste

Chapter Executive Director: Merl Saunders Jr.

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