Singer/songwriter, Yvonne Flores, is debuting her jazz album produced by famed jazz guitarist Ray Obiedo. Other impressive musicians lending their talent include Pete Escovedo, Peter Michael Escovedo – and Dave K. Mathews, Jeff Cressman, Bill Ortiz of Santana – also featured is flutist Elena Pinderhughes. Six of the album’s nine tracks were written by Yvonne where she expressed through her lyrics – a “state of happiness” – having overcome trying life experiences – and prevailing – thus the album’s title “Sheer Bliss.”
Born in San Francisco, Yvonne is an exotic blend of Filipino, Irish and Spanish decent. She grew up in a household filled with music. There was intensive training in voice, dance, piano, guitar and it was apparent from an early age that her natural gift of phrasing and timing would evolve into an ease with scat singing. By the age of 13 she was performing professionally and for three years served as a featured singer on a television variety show. She caught the attention of many large companies who hired her for corporate events.
At the age of 18, Yvonne‘s music career took her on tour throughout North America and Canada as a featured singer and dancer for many large theater productions. Yvonne also recorded a single, which was released in Europe. Her career has also expanded into commercial voice-over work.
Inspired by musical legends Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli, Yvonne reworks the classics similarly in a captivating, refreshing modern style influenced by Latin rhythms, Brazilian jazz, blues, and swing.