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    Two and a half years ago, singer/pianist Sarah McKenzie took part in the Umbria Jazz Festival competition: she was awarded a rare full Scholarship to attend the iconic Berklee College of Music.

    18 months later she graduated with a Diploma in Jazz Performance and was immediately snapped up by Jean-Philippe Allard, managing director of the impulse! label.

    Brian Bacchus (Norah Jones, Gregory Porter) produced the album, recorded at the legendary Sear Sound studios in New York. The record features several McKenzie originals, alongside classic tunes from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and Jerome Kern. For the recording McKenzie assembled an impressive lineup of musicians that include trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, vibraphonist Warren Wolf, guitarist Hugh Stuckey, bassist Alex Boneham, drummer Marco Valeri; and saxophonists Troy Roberts and Yosvany Terry.

    Her impulse! debut ‘We Could Be Lovers’ is now ready for release in Europe on September 18, 2015.

    Currently living in Paris Sarah McKenzie originally hails from Melbourne, Australia; she earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz at Perth’s West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and recorded two critically acclaimed albums for the Australian label ABC records – ‘Don’t Tempt Me’ (2010) and ‘Close Your Eyes’ (2012), winner of Best Jazz Album ARIA award. The Australian version of ‘We Could Be Lovers’ has also been awarded with the prestigious Bell Award as Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album 2015.

    Sarah McKenzie has performed at jazz's iconic places, the festivals in Monterey, Juan-les-Pins, Marciac and Perugia, Dizzy's and Minton's in New York, as well as the top clubs in Paris, London, Vienna, Munich and Sydney. Together with the Boston Pops Orchestra she premiered one of her compositions at Boston's Symphony Hall.

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  • Tour Dates

    10 Mar 2016 Donovan Pavilion Vail USA 
    11 Mar 2016 JAS Café at Little Nell  Aspen USA 
    12 Mar 2016 JAS Café at Little Nell Aspen USA 
    03 Apr 2016 Blue Note New York USA 
    21 Apr 2016 Bálna Budapest 
    22 Apr 2016 Movimentos Festival Wolfsburg 
    23 Apr 2016 Schinkel-Kirche Neuhardenberg 
    11 May 2016 International Jazz á Liege Festival Liege 
    03 Jun 2016 Nattjazz Festival Bergen 
    22 Jul 2016 Open Jazz Festival Nové Mesto nad Váhom SK 
    10 Sep 2016 Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College Cedar Rapids USA 
    Sarah McKenzie
    Sarah McKenzie
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