West Coast Songwriters Award 

The new song, Never Enough, from the upcoming EP release, Feelin' So Free, won an Honorable Mention award in the 2013 West Coast International Songwriters Contest. 

Songwriter Showcase 5/15/11 

Sylvia will perform in the Songwriter Showcase in Berkeley, at the Starry Plough- see Calendar for more info.  This is an eclectic group of songwriters who are being mentored by master songwriter, Jai Josefs- see the facebook event page link below for more info-  Sylvia will perform new songs, never heard publicly til now! Bay area jazz pianist, Walter Bankovitch on keys, and Jai Josefs on guitar will be accompanying her.


Songwriter Showcase 

May 9, 2010, 6pm, La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA.

Sylvia will represent Jazz in an all original music concert by songwriters of the greater bay area.  See calendar listing for details.

WCS Song Contest Award 

West Coast Songwriters 2009 annual song contest award!  Announced today:  Sylvia's song, The Rivers Flow With Tears,  received an "Honorable Mention" award in the Blues category.  This song is not yet released.  To view the award:   http://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/contest_winnerinfo.htm

Song of the Year Award 

Just received notice today that Looking To The Light received an Honorable Mention award in the October, 2009 round of judging in the Song of the Year song and lyric competition.  "This status indicates that a submission was found impressive by a number of the judges.  Song of the Year receives entries form all over the world and only those artists who display particular talent and creativity receive such recognition." (Song of the Year website.)


Jazz Camp West, 2009 

Open Mic Performance!  Debut public performance as pianist was an eye-opener to all who've only known of her vocal abilities. The 'Sylvia Winsby Quintet' performed Little Boat for an enthusiastic camp audience.  All were gently rocking to the bossa nova rhythm- transported on the sound waves to a tropical paradise. 

Composers Showcase Concert 

The concert was wonderful!  "This competition produced some of the most exciting music heard at the series" (San Jose Jazz website).  9 composers were featured, and several, including Sylvia,  performed their pieces with the Touch of Brass big band that afternoon.  See 'photo gallery' for images and 'music' for a live sound clip.

Composer Showcase Concert, 3/22/09, San Jose Jazz 

Sylvia's entry, 'Green in Blue', was selected in the competition for repertoire to be performed at the San Jose Jazz Composer Showcase concert this year. The concert on 3/22/09 features the Touch of Brass big band, performing the works of 9 local composers. Sylvia will be singing her piece, 'Green in Blue' with the band. Tickets and further info at: www.sanjosejazz.org

Song of the Year Award 

'Looking To The Light' received an 'Honorable Mention' award in the instrumental/jazz/world category in the November Song of the Year Contest. This contest receives entries from all over the world and the award "status indicates that a submission was found impressive by a number of the judges".

'Looking To The Light' Heard on KUSP, 88.9 fm 

KUSP jazz hosts, Alan Mertens, and Mike Lambert played 'Looking To The Light', on their programs December 18 and 31, 2008.   Kudos to them for suppport of independent jazz musicians on the central coast! KUSP streams on the web at www.kusp.org. Call in to the station to request the song Tues., Wed., or Thurs. nites from 9:30-midnite, or Friday from 10 pm to midnite (PSTime) (831)-476-2800, or 800-655-kusp (toll free in California, USA) Thanks!