Sarah Jane Cion

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Sarah Jane Cion was the 1st Place Winner of the internationally acclaimed 17th Annual Great American Jazz Piano Competition held in Jacksonville Florida on November 11th, 1999. The judges were Horace Silver, Kenny Barron, Ellis Marsalis, Benny Green and Bill Charlap. Ms. Cion's trio performed in Japan at the prestigious Fukuoka Blue Note for the month of January in 2000 and Sarah appeared on the Nationally syndicated NPR radio show “Piano Jazz” with Marian McPartland on February 8th, 2000.

Sarah has performed with young and older jazz legends such as Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Anita O'Day, Della Griffin, Ralph Lalama, Alan Harris, Carmen Leggio, Dr. Lyn Christie, Bucky Pizzarelli, Don Braden, and many others. She is often found performing with New York City mainstay big bands such as the Lew Anderson Big Band at Birdland and is currently performing with bestselling author and tenorman James McBride. Her debut CD, Indeed! features alto saxophonist Antonio Hart, drummer Tony Reedus and other young jazz giants. Her second CD...
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James McBride- The Process featuring Keith Robinson (Earth Wind and Fire) 2003
Gary Guzio- I've Got A Secret featuring Gerry Neiwood 2002
Sarah Jane Cion- Summer Night featuring Michael Brecker 2001
Jazziz Compilation CD July 2001
Jeff Rihab and the BMI Jazz orchestra featuring Dave Liebman 2000
Sarah Jane Cion- Moon Song featuring Chris Potter and Billy Hart 2000
Marian Mcpartland's "Piano Jazz" National Public Radio Broadcast October 1999
Vinnie Cutro's NYC Soundscape- Abberation featuring Mike Stern and Victor Jones 1999
Phil Palombi- 80 East featuring Joe Labarbara and Walt Weiskopf 1999
Sarah Jane Cion- Indeed!featuring Antonio hart and Tony Reedus 1998
Brent Stanton- The Sign of the Kiwi featuring James Genus and Tommy Igoe 1998
Eva Mayerhofer- Into the Light featuring Sarah Jane Cion 1997
George Gee and his Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra Swingin' Live! 1997

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