Born: July 22, 1973
New York City-based vocalist Sarah Lynch brings much more to the microphone than just a great set of pipes. She and music have been friends since she started studying piano at age five. Her playing led to singing, which led to composing, and now, with a masters degree in piano performance from UCLA, this upcoming singer-songwriter knows her way around a piece of music.
Her first album, Haunted Heart, released Fall 2006 on Runt One Records, includes five originals and seven not-so-standard standards from the '20s and '40s. Recorded in New York City in February 2006, the other musicians on the album include: Pete McCann, guitar; Mark Ferber, drums; Phil Palombi, bass; Tim Albright, trombone; Dave Smith, trumpet....
Haunted Heart is a wonderful debut album by New York City-based singer/songwriter Sarah Lynch. Lynch, a classical singer with a Masters degree in piano performance, took up jazz some six years ago. She has been likened to a young Peggy Lee and lists Lee among her influences, along with Jo Stafford, Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day and Diane Reeves. Actually she has a distinctive voice and the ability to sing (and swing) clearly at all tempos. Runnin' Wild proves the point. This is no easy task; we have all heard classical singers overwhelm popular music with their oh-so-perfect diction. The program is made up of standards and interesting originals and, with few exceptions, backing is provided by a nice tight group of guitar, bass, drums, trombone and trumpet...
LocationNew York, NY
Willing to teachBeginners
Credentials/BackgroundOver eight years of experience teaching all levels, private, and classes, all ages. Masters degree in Piano Performance from UCLA.