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Sara Gazarek Band + Horns

The Sara Gazarek Band (+ horns!) explore brand new instrumentation, songs, and arrangements in preparation for their upcoming recording session the following week. Performing favorite jazz standards, new original compositions, and contemporary songs, we hope you’ll join us for this exciting evening. Championed by some of music’s most celebrated figures, Sara Gazarek has emerged as a strikingly original artist with limitless potential. With four highly acclaimed CD’s under her belt at the young age of 34, Sara has been hailed by the LA Times as “the next important jazz singer,” and “impeccable,” by the Winnipeg Free Press, Sara continues to seamlessly combine the intimacy of singer/songwriter stylings with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz. Blessed with a gorgeous, translucent voice, excellent pitch, and supple sense of time, Gazarek is steeped in the jazz tradition, but is not afraid to embrace the music that moves her generation. Her newest album, Dream in the Blue (2016, Steel Bird Music) was released to rave reviews, as Dan Bilawsky of All About Jazz has noted “…one of the best modern day piano-voice matches in action.” Sara is currently on faculty at the University of Southern California, leading the award-winning vocal jazz ensemble there and teaching privately.

Sara Gazarek, voice
Stu Mindeman, piano/rhodes
Alex Boneham, bass
Christian Euman, drums
Josh Johnson, alto sax
Ido Meshulam, trombone
Brian Walsh, bass clarinet



Earlier Event: August 14
Kenton Chen group
Later Event: August 16
Hristo Vitchev Quartet