Sarah McKenzie
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Sarah McKenzie
Secrets of My Heart

Sarah McKenzie

JUN 11–23 | 37th San Francisco Jazz Festival

Jun 23, 2019
Joe Henderson Lab

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Australian-born, Paris-based jazz pianist and singer Sarah McKenzie is poised to join the rarefied air occupied by superstars Diana Krall and Norah Jones. She performs music from her newest Impulse! release, Secrets of My Heart. Balancing a master’s touch on piano with a warm, bright, and inviting vocal approach, McKenzie possesses a singular gift, transporting listeners to a world of sophistication and romance.

Building a burgeoning career in the Australian scene, McKenzie earned a full scholarship to Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, and her first three albums for the Australian ABC Music label received ARIA Music Award nominations, with her 2012 release Close Your Eyes winning for Best Jazz Album. Her third session, We Could Be Lovers, was picked up by the legendary Impulse! label, and her first album recorded specifically for Impulse!, Paris in the Rain, was released in 2017.
Produced by veteran composer and arranger Chong Lim (Kylie Minogue, Nikki Webster, Olivia Newton-John), Secrets of My Heart is a distinctly cosmopolitan collection of originals and modern standards that flows seamlessly from the music of Brazil to a Gershwin medley, with a band including SFJAZZ Collective vibraphonist Warren Wolf and Brazilian legend Danilo Caymmi.

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Secrets of My Heart is a distinctly cosmopolitan collection of originals and modern standards that flows seamlessly from the music of Brazil to a Gershwin medley.

A gifted Australian pianist, composer, and singer whose immense technical skill is enhanced by her impeccable sense of swing and style.

All Music Guide

A gifted Australian pianist, composer, and singer whose immense technical skill is enhanced by her impeccable sense of swing and style.

All Music Guide

Personnel

Sarah McKenzie piano & vocals
John Storie guitar
Alex Boneham bass
Donald Edwards drums

She has a strong, characterful voice, knows how to bandlead, it's pretty much the complete package.

London Jazz News

Personnel

Sarah McKenzie piano & vocals
John Storie guitar
Alex Boneham bass
Donald Edwards drums

She has a strong, characterful voice, knows how to bandlead, it's pretty much the complete package.

London Jazz News

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