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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

    03 Jun 2016 Nattjazz Festival - USF Verftet Bergen 
    18 Jun 2016 Arts Center, Hamer Hall Melbourne AUS 
    22 Jun 2016 State Theatre Sydney AUS 
    24 Jun 2016 Max of Eastman Place Rochester USA 
    25 Jun 2016 Xerox Auditorium Rochester USA 
    04 Jul 2016 Festival Il Ritmo dell Città - Orto Botanico Milano 
    15 Jul 2016 Musikhuset Aarhus DK 
    22 Jul 2016 Open Jazz Festival Nové Mesto nad Váhom SK 
    23 Jul 2016 Theatre Silvain Marseille 
    28 Jul 2016 Festival de l'Abbaye de Fontdouce Saint-Bris-des-Bois 
    29 Jul 2016 Auditorio Parque Almansa San Javier 
    05 Aug 2016 Festival Musica nel Parco - Teatro Gesualdo Avellino 
    13 Aug 2016 Festiviteten Concert Hall Haugesund 
    20 Aug 2016 Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo Palermo 
    27 Aug 2016 Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne AUS 
    10 Sep 2016 Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College Cedar Rapids USA 
    02 Nov 2016 Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich CH 
    15 Nov 2016 Casa da Musica Porto 
    17 Nov 2016 CCB Lisbon 
    Sarah McKenzie
    Sarah McKenzie
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