Australian-born singer, pianist, composer, Sarah McKenzie’s sophisticated originals and haunting covers have earned her national and international respect along with an ARIA Award.
McKenzie’s latest offering, Paris in the Rain, is a stylish album themed around her journey from her home to America and her trips throughout Europe as a performing artist.
“It shows greater depth of my arrangements,” she says before explaining that she’s fashioning her own vision within the jazz tradition.
For this album, that meant exploring more textures with which she does gorgeously by expanding the sonic palette.
Teaming up with the acclaimed Brian Bacchus, who has produced classics for such stars as Norah Jones, Lizz Wright, and Gregory Porter, the stage is set for McKenzie to deliver a gripping program of jazz classics and originals.
Hailing from Melbourne, Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz at Perth’s West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
With two critically acclaimed discs underneath her belt – Don’t Tempt Me and Close Your Eyes (2012 Best Jazz Album ARIA Winner), she began attracting the attention of many international jazz stars visiting Melbourne.
Sarah 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.
Sarah Plays the Tanks Arts Centre on the 11th of May as part of their “Jazz up North” series of shows.
Tickets available through Ticketlink
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