POLISH-BORN (POLISH AND CUBAN EXTRACTION TO BE EXACT) YVONNE sanchez GOT HER START IN MUSIC AS A PERCUSSIONIST WITH NATIONAL NAMES SUCH AS JOZEF SKRZEK. HER START TURNED OUt TO BE A DIFFERENT ONE UNTIL SHE MOVED TO NEIGHBORING GERMANY. EVENTUALLY, SHE FOUND HER WAY BACK TO PERFORMING, THIS TIME IN PRAGUE, CZ. AND this time AS A VOCALIST. HER FIRST PERFORMANCE IN 1995, WAS THE INITIAL STEP IN A CAREER PATH THAT WOULD BLOSSOM QUICKLY AND BY 1998 SANCHEZ WON THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE CZECH JAZZ COMMUNITY, WINNING THE 1998 AWARD FOR VOCALIST OF THE YEAR. IN 2001 SANCHEZ RELEASED HER FIRST ALBUM entitled INVITATION, WHICH EXPANDED ON HER JAZZ BACKGROUND, INCORPORATING ELEMENTS OF LATIN MUSIC, BOSSA NOVA AND SAMBA. THE ALBUM WAS WELL RECEIVED AND WAS NOMINATED FOR THE CZECH MUSIC AWARDS IN THE CATEGORY OF JAZZ /BLUES. her second album, a more jazz - oriented affair entitled my garden, yvonne composes, arranges, performs and produces this album under warner music 2008. the album reaches gold and is nominated for album of the year...yvonne continues to perform and compose new material......we welcome you to join yvonne sanchez band at one of her upcoming concerts.