Born: July 6, 1977 Primary Instrument: Vocal
Compared with Sarah Vaughan, Patsy Cline, and Annie Ross by professional musicians and critics alike, Sarah Gromko’s vocals “show a deep sense of artistic maturity.” Her debut recording as a bandleader was nationally recognized as “intimate,” “eclectic,” and “undeniably killer.” The attention led to a licensing contract with Universal Records.
Over the years, Sarah has been recorded as a background singer, a featured jazz vocalist, and for both national and international commercials and TV spots (i.e. Showtime, PBS). Under her direction, Gromko’s jazz quartet held residencies at New York City’s Puppets Jazz Bar, Kavehaz/Mannahatta, and Blue Water Grill. Her live work focuses on original and jazz standards, and she enjoys surprising her audiences with clever, yet subtle, original arrangements.
Sarah has been singing professionally since age 15 and has been trained vocally by teachers from the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, and jazz stages. She also has a film-scoring degree from Berklee College of Music.
Sarah Gromko’s husky vocals are a solid contribution…delivering an upper-echelon change of setting. —Mark Sabbatini, All About Jazz
[Sarah’s] music is truly inspired/inspiring. [She is] such a complete musician. —Javier Arau: Saxophonist, Acclaimed Educator, and DownBeat magazine and ASCAP Award winner
“...some brilliant jazz numbers which in time are bound to become not only standards but also classics...Overall for a debut project this album shows a deep sense of artistic maturity not often found the first time out. Let's hope for a long and successful career for this young lady and her musical ensemble.” -Grandfather Rock, WCWP
“With listed influences ranging from Brahms to Dream Theatre, you expect something pretty quirky, and GromKo. delivers, with a mix of jazz and folk pop. I loved the vocals, and the great accompaniment...”
“Certainly eclectic and will probably win over some new converts in this tasty Christian pop jazz...”
“Season the Host is undeniably a killer song, done by a pretty amazing talent.” -www.c0nsensus.com
New Orleans, LA
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