Sophia Shorai

Sophia Shorai


A young female who embraces jazz as her musical ambition and foundation, Sophia Shorai is a locally celebrated pianist and a singer from the Twin Cities, Minnesota area.


Sophia Shorai has astonished audiences since she was a child star in productions at
the Guthrie and Children's Theater. Her performances of the "Star Spangled Banner"
at national sporting events as well as her gospel work with local church choirs continue
to draw attention to her provocative yet friendly voice.

Since 2002 she has brought the Great American Songbook to life at local mainstays
like the Dakota, Rossi's Blue Star Room, Sophia's, and the French Press. She
performs with a stunning cast of Minneapolis musicians including Clay Moore, Jocko
MacNelly, Adi Yeshaya, Ticket to Brasil, Michael O'Brien and many others.

2004 saw the release of her second album, a collection of Bossa Nova titled "Wave",
followed shortly in 2005 by the release of "Lovng for Non-Lovers", a pop debut with
her band Desiradi. 2002's self-titled jazz debut sold out of print and regularly receives
airplay on KBEM and KFAI.

An evening with Sophia Shorai's band is complete, whether it's blues, bossa, jazz,
contemporary pop, or a tasteful mixture. Perfect ambience for lounging, floor-moving
funky dancing, or a Brazilian trist in the sand for the sophisticate. We hope you enjoy
this truly gifted performer.


Desiradi - Loving For Non-Lovers Original Pop

Wave - Bossa Nova

Self-Titled, Sophia Shorai - Jazz Standards & Original Compositions

Both Wave and the Self-Titled album are regularly played on local radio stations, KBEM and KFAI, in the Twin Cities.

Set List

[A-] All Is Fair In Love – Stevie Wonder
[C] Ain’t Misbehavin – Standard (swing)
[F] All The Things You Are – Standard (swing)
[Eb] Angel Eyes – Standard (ballad/blues)
[Eb] Baby, Baby All The Time –Blues/Standard
[B] By Your Side - Sade
[F] Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) – Bossa Nova
[Bb] Cherokee – Standard (swing)
[F] Crazy He Calls Me – Standard (ballad)
[Eb] Cry Me A River – Standard (ballad)
[C] DayDream – Standard (swing)
[F] Desafinado – Bosaa Nova
[A] Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Standard (swing)
[Bb] Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones/Jesse Harris
[Eb] Dindi – Bossa Nova
[Bb] Fields Of Gold – Sting
[D] The First Cut Is The Deepest – Cat Stevens
[F] Fly Me To The Moon – Standard (swing)
[D] A Foggy Day – Standard (swing)
[C] Gee, Baby Ain’t I Good To You – Standard (blues/ballad)
[C] Georgia On My Mind – Standard (ballad)
[C] God Bless The Child – Standard (ballad)
[D] Help Me – Joni Mitchell
[Eb] Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
[A] How Long Has This Been