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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

    14 Jan 2017 Bonlieu Annecy 
    21 Jan 2017 Espace culturel de l'Hermine Sarzeau 
    22 Jan 2017 Archipel Fouesnant 
    03 Feb 2017 Teatro Bibiena Sant'Agata Bolognese 
    04 Feb 2017 Teatro Bonci Cesena 
    20 Feb 2017 Ronnie Scotts London GB 
    21 Feb 2017 Ronnie Scotts London GB 
    24 Feb 2017 Konserthuset Stockholm 
    25 Feb 2017 L'Astrada Marciac 
    28 Feb 2017 Le Cratère Alès 
    03 Mar 2017 Carré Belle Feuille Boulogne Billancourt 
    04 Mar 2017 Les Théâtres de Maisons-Alfort Maisons-Alfort 
    07 Mar 2017 Le Théâtre Pierre Barouh Les Herbiers 
    09 Mar 2017 Philharmonie Luxembourg 
    10 Mar 2017 Casino Barrière Deauville 
    14 Mar 2017 Théâtre de La Fleuriaye Carquefou 
    17 Mar 2017 Yzeurespace Yzeur 
    18 Mar 2017 Théatre des Chelles Chelles 
    26 Mar 2017 Théâtre Aurillac 
    27 Mar 2017 Cafe de la Danse Paris 
    29 Mar 2017 Le Phenix Valenciennes 
    30 Mar 2017 Le Train Théâtre Portes-lès-Valence 
    31 Mar 2017 Semaphore Cebazat 
    03 May 2017 Kulturkirche Altona Hamburg 
    04 May 2017 Carl Orff Saal München 
    05 May 2017 Passionskirche Berlin 
    16 May 2017 L Onde Velizy 
    Sarah McKenzie
    Sarah McKenzie
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