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FRIDAY

Since the ’60s, Annette Sanders’ voice has been heard in hundreds of commercial jingles, on movie and television soundtracks, and on recordings backing, among others, Michel LeGrand, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Dionne Warwick. With the release of her new CD, Everything I Love, she’s emerging as a solo performer. This weekend, she will present a program of standards, show tunes, and Brazilian songs backed by a quartet featuring pianist Mike Renzi, accompanist of choice for Lena Horne, Mel Tormé, Peggy Lee, and saxophonist Jerry Dodgion. On record, Sanders’ pinpoint intonation and impeccable musicianship are more satisfying than her rather chilly approach to lyrics. Perhaps the Nest’s casual ambience will inspire her to warm up a bit. At 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. tonight & tomorrow at the Willard Hotel’s Nest Lounge, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $16. (202) 628-9100. (Joel E. Siegel)