On "Please Mr. Ogilvy," one of three originals on his debut CD, "Eyes Wide Open" (Mack Avenue),
pleads for sponsorship. Though the notion that without endorsement, a struggling musician may simply opt to "piss [his] life away" may resonate with starving artists, Vasandani should have no reason to beg.
The Chicago-born former Wall Street investment banker has a supple voice, warm and communicative enough to court the Norah Jones crossover crowd, while remaining pliable enough not to alienate diehard jazz fans. Vasandani shows a wealth of promise, and his trio - drummer Quincy Davis, pianist Jeb Patton and bassist David Wong, together since 2001 - could stretch out in a live setting.
Tin Angel, 20 S. 2nd St., 8:30 p.m. Monday, $10, 215-928-0978, www.tinangel.com.
- Shaun Brady