jazz and improvised music


Sydney International women's jazz festival
sarah mckenzie quartet
DATE Friday 7th November 2014
TIME 8.30-11pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge
TICKETS $35/$30/$20
(Non-Member, Member, Student)
book online or call 9351 7940


"Sarah McKenzie is a musical marvel. She sings with the kind of phrasing that only a true jazz singer can come up with while her groove of the piano is the stuff that makes people want to play jazz” James Morrison

Pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie is "already in full possession of an individualistic voice," DownBeat Magazine.  She has been described as an Australian national treasure, whose album Close Your Eyes won ‘Best Jazz Album’ at the 2012 ARIA Awards.  She has performed throughout Australia and Europe, and toured with Michael Bublé, Chris Botti, John Patitucci, and Enrico Rava.

Now based in Boston, Sarah had the honour of being invited to perform her own material with The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. After her highly praised performances at Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival, The Boston Arts Festival, and Stonnington Jazz Festival, she has been invited to play the Monterey and Wangaratta Jazz Festivals in 2014.

Sarah just graduated from Berklee College of Music on a full tuition scholarship. Her forthcoming album, We Could Be Lovers, was produced by Brian Bacchus (Gregory Porter) and will be launched at this exclusive Sydney performance. Find out why Sarah is making her name on a global stage. An outstanding musician, if you haven’t had the pleasure to hear her live, book fast as this will be a sell-out.

Sarah McKenzie
(voice) Hugh Stuckey (guitar) Alex Boneham (bass) Hugh Harvey (drums)