Wednesday 17th April 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“Enigmatic, beguiling & intensely musical”
After initially studying cello at the Royal Northern College of Music, Sara Dowling took time out in the mid 2000's from being an instrumentalist and re-emerged in 2009 as an impressive singer. It wasn't long before she had re-established herself as a significant performer of breadth and intensity with an eclectic repertoire, as well as being an excellent singer/songwriter Sara is also an adept jazz vocalist, performing songs from the classic American Songbook in an inimitable and authentic style. Which means her beautiful, sonorous, voice can be heard not only performing originals with her own excellent band but also performing classics from the 1930's and 40's with the likes of the London Dance Orchestra and hard-bop jazz noir with the Simians of Swing. And if all that wasn't enough, over the last 3 years she has also moved to establish herself as a composer of some note, writing songs for the likes of EMI, Sony, ATV, Warner and ITV Juice as well as for film and television. But it is undoubtedly as an artist of style and ability that Sara is starting to really make an impact on the UK jazz scene. Her passion for both music and film from the 1930’s and 40’s inspires and informs both her choice of material and her performances, and as those who have seen her shows saluting Jerome Kern, George Shearing and their contemporaries will attest, are an absolute delight. Sara has just released her second album, “Two Sides of Sara”, a duo record featuring Sara with piano/organ and from which Sara and pianist Gabriel Latchin will do a feature for this 606 show, in addition to “classic” repertoire of Sara’s favourite standards also accompanied by bassist Dario di Lecce and drummer Steve Brown. Wonderful stuff.
"A vocal with timeless quality, 5 stars" Jazz Journal; "Enigmatic, beguiling & intensely musical" MOJO Magazine; ““She really is quite exceptional… How soon before it will become normal to think about her as one of the best jazz singers this country has?” ” London Jazz News