Sachal Vasandani's vocal revelation stems back to middle school: "I would raise my hand to do a scat solo on one of the jazz choir songs and found out that the ideas that were in my head were coming out a lot easier in my voice than on the French horn." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chicago-bred jazz crooner Sachal Vasandani examines the horror of Japan's recent tsunami by studying it from eye level. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sachal Vasandani: Seeking Solace

The jazz crooner examines the horror of Japan's recent tsunami by studying it from eye level.

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Sachal Vasandani: A 'Nice Indian Kid' Learns To Sing Jazz

The young vocalist says his musical family and upbringing in Chicago helped cement his passion.

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