Interview on KBEM Jazz 88

Dunsmore - 4.27 - Tan and Soph

What an absolute pleasure to chat with Emily Reese this morning on our beloved Twin Cities Jazz Station, Jazz 88. The KBEM family has been extremely kind and supportive of Tanner’s and my local careers as we’ve come up around these parts. To say we’re thankful is a vast understatement and we are very proud to be a part of our stellar community of musicians.

Here’s a link to the discussion ::

And, here’s a link to TICKETS ::

It’d be real swell to see you all of your beaming faces tomorrow.

Soph & Tan

The Dunsmore Room w/Tanner Taylor – 4.27



@ The Dunsmore Room in Crooner’s Lounge

6 p.m.


Tanner Taylor & I have not only been dear friends for many, many years – additionally, we have honed our respective crafts as performers together [as well as with all the truly amazing talent in these big little sister cities] since we were just starting out in our local jazz scene. I would not be the singer I am today without having the privilege of “studying” in real time with Tanner under his incredibly natural gift, prolific musicianship and virtuosic piano insight. Being a couple of kids from the Midwest who filled their formative years and ears with all the jazz greats, we were very lucky to have crossed paths.


3.13 at Vieux Carre! Mark those calendars!

Just keeps getting better:

Join Tommy Barbarella and I for a pre-spring 2019 musical celebration at Vieux Carré.

Please calendar this: March 13 @ 8 p.m.VC-3.13-TBandSS

So thrilled. So proud.

Reservations highly recommended, everyone!
⚜️ 651.291.2715
⚜️ 8$ cover

Live @ The Lex – 3.21

Sophia Shorai Trio - Lexington 3.21.19

We hope to see you all March 21st! I just adore this venue. I trust you will, too.

Reservations highly recommended:

925 – Every Last Thursday

925 - apr thru july 2019

NEW EP – 2019


Tanner Taylor & yours truly are joining recording forces in a few weeks. Not only have we been talking about a project like this for ages, we are very thrilled to embark on not only a domestic tour but, most importantly, we are aiming for Europe, China and wherever else we can land to bring the jazz voicings of a lifetime.

Be well {& cozily warm to all of our Midwest family and friends} out there! We’ll be seeing you real soon.

+ Tan ::
+ Soph ::

Tan&Soph RecordingIntroPhoto - 2.19

Interview with KBEM


New Years Eve 2019! Join us at The Lex!

NYE 2019 is right around the corner {I know, where has the year gone, my goodness gracious}!

What a positively lovely way to celebrate with my two very favorite comrades at such a gorgeous venue in the city of which I was raised – Saint Paul. All involved are just thrilled and we would love to rejoice in the coming of a new year with all of you.

Join us please.

Warmest intentions,
Soph Shorai

NYE ::
Reservations highly suggested :: 651.289.4990

* Greg {Drums} ::
* James {Bass} ::

Photography credit: Bernadette Fox

Lg. Sophia Shorai Trio - NYE @ The Lex

Imagine w/Mark Mallman – 12.1.18

I was just loungin’ around last Saturday & my good buddy, Mark Mallman, called me up to sing Lennon’s “Imagine” at The Icehouse. What an honor. Feeling so blessed to have such talented & thoughtful friends.

Imagine w.Mallman – 12.1.18

MN United “National Anthem” Video

Click here to watch the video for Sophia’s rendition of the National Anthem at TCF Stadium.