Sarah McKenzie
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Sarah McKenzie
Paris in the Rain

Sarah McKenzie

JUN 11–23 | 37th San Francisco Jazz Festival

Jun 23
Joe Henderson Lab
SunJun 23
6:00 PM

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7:30 PM

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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, Paris in the Rain. 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 last year. Produced by Brian Bacchus (Gregory Porter, Lizz Wright, Norah Jones), Paris in the Rain is a valentine to McKenzie’s adopted home featuring a rich collection of originals and standards from the likes of Kern, Gershwin, Ellington, and Mancini, backed by a top shelf band including SFJAZZ Collective vibraphonist Warren Wolf and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. Don’t miss this evening of swing with a distinctly Parisian flair.

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Paris in the Rain is a valentine to McKenzie’s adopted home featuring a rich collection of originals and standards.

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

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Sarah McKenzie piano & vocals

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

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

London Jazz News

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Sarah McKenzie

Paris in the Rain

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Paris in the Rain

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