Sharon Bourbonnais
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Sharon Bourbonnais

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Jazz Blues


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Album "Reves" Dreams Come True

Ultimately the Dallas-born Sharon decided to return to her beloved Austin and record her debut album. She put together a group of players including Mark Wilson (Hector Ward & the Bigtime, Shinyribs) on sax and flute and bassist Eric Leikam. They took the songs into George Oldziey’s Greenhaven Studio in Austin. The record includes Kevin Hall on drums and features guest appearances by guitarist Albert Besteiro (Del Castillo), guitarist Kyle Judd (Deann Rene Band, Shelley King), and Suzy Stern on backup vocals. Other amazing performances by special guests include Dr. John Mills (Times Ten) on clarinet on the song “Fou de Toi”, and Javier Chaparro (El Salud) on violin on the song “Love Is An Oasis”.



Somewhere in between jazz and blues you'll find the music through the heart of Sharon Bourbonnais.

Sharon and her band Tres Bourbonnais have been featured at SXSW and the Cutting Edge Music Conference in New Orleans. Her music has taken her across the South, Midwest, Northeast and Hawaii.  Favorite haunts include a residency at the historic Driskill Hotel, the legendary Elephant Room in Austin and McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston. Sharon plans to tour extensively to support her new release out Jan 2017  ~ "A Girl's Gotta Play".

A Dallas native, Sharon is a graduate of the University of Texas school of music, creating many opportunities to share her love of music through teaching and directing, while continuing to write and perform. Sharon started her music career in the Rio Grande Valley, performing on South Padre Island and attending Texas Southmost College where she was the pianist for the TSC Jazz Band before moving to Austin. Irie Jane, a popular all female reggae band recruited Sharon for a successful run , twice accepted to the famed SXSW music conference. Tropical winds of change swept Sharon to the North Shore of Oahu, HI for a decade. There she honed her songwriting while living an idyllic beachfront lifestyle, bringing back the spirit of Aloha when she returned home to Austin Texas.

In 2015 she entered the studio with new producer Josiah Hoskins, who has been crafting a refined and definitive sound, centered around Sharon's piano and voice, surrounded by a who's-who of world-class Austin musicians.

Take equal parts Marcia Ball and Diana Krall, add a splash of Bonnie Raitt. Mix well and enjoy. That’s the recipe for the musical cocktail that is Tres Bourbonnais.

If a girl's gotta play, this one is ready to do so in big leagues.

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