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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: December 21, 1981

Nearly all of the dozen songs on Sara Leib’s remarkable Secret Love”from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “It Might As Well Be Spring” to Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love”” qualify as standards, yet the Los Angeles jazz singer does quite un-standard, wonderfully refreshing things with every number she wraps her glowing, frequently cheery mezzo- soprano tones around. While transforming the tunes with amazing new twists of time and tempo, Leib uncannily cuts to the emotional cores of the composers’ original lyrics.

Leib “reinterprets the template of the standard into something that seasoned jazz enthusiasts and crossover fans from the Norah Jones camp will both be blown away by,” Jamie Rattner wrote in Performer magazine of the singer’s acclaimed self-released debut CD, 2003’s It’s Not the Moon....
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”There's mature warmth not usually found among the youth in jazz today that's deeply woven into the vocals of Sara Leib” - The New Face Of Jazz, by Cicily Janus. Billboard Books, 2010

“Colorful and excitingly refreshing.” - Zach Behrens, The LAist.com

“one of those touch of genius phenomenons...reinterprets the template of the standard into something that seasoned jazz enthusiasts and crossover fans from the Norah Jones camp will both be blown away by...” - Jamie Rattner, Performer Magazine

“She's got a beautiful, natural voice, and she improvises with aplomb, scatting with ease.” - Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe

“Leib displays an attractive voice and inventive phrasing...Sara Leib has great potential for the future and It's Not the Moon is an important first step” - Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene

“Sara Leib offers a fresh approach to jazz vocal classicism...” - Larry Katz, Boston Herald View

“Sara Leib shows great promise and talent...Scatting is not for the faint of heart, and Leib handles it particularly well in a risky instrumental style that belies her tender age” - Lou Lanza, AllAboutJazz.com

“an inventive scat singer with a lot of potential.” -AllMusic.com

“You really don't want to miss this artist while she's in town...

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Primary InstrumentVocalist

LocationLos Angeles, CA

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundLeib has taught at the University of Southern California, the Musicians Institute, and the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music. Sara has given workshops worldwide, and runs the website Http://www.SingingTV.com.

Clinic/Workshop InformationSara has given workshops worldwide, and runs the website Http://www.SingingTV.com...

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    Secret Love

    OA2 Records
    2012
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