Bio

Sonya Heller. Native New Yorker.  A child of Russian immigrants cooks up her jazz inflected vocals and folk roots with equal parts American sass and her grandmothers Slavic drama.

Rolling Stone Mag.- "Sonya Heller is very much her own artist and comes alive onstage"  

She cut her teeth at NYC’s iconic Bitter End,  The Living Room and the Knitting Factory  in the footsteps of Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro and Leonard Cohen, whose poetic genius sparked her very early on. A Billboard Honoree and  winner of the Indiegrrl Songwriters of the Year Contest for her song "Justine." Soundtrack for the award winning documentary "Sisters in Resistance" (PBS, Avignon and Human Rights Watch film festivals)

Sonya's latest release "17 West" has recently been nominated by Just Plain Folks for excellence in three categories, including best Singer Songwriter Album.

Crossroads Mag.-"Listening to her, we settle down without further ado and let ourselves be carried away into the “atmospheric” universe of her voice."

 

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