Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Sara Gazarek

Amongst a community teaming with startlingly gifted young singers, Sara Gazarek stands out as a particularly extravagant artist. Her first two albums introduced her singular sound and vision, steeped in the tradition of jazz but deeply informed by contemporary songwriters and performers. With Blossom & Bee, her highly anticipated debut release on the respected indie label Palmetto, Gazarek turns over an exciting, glistening new leaf.

With five years between her acclaimed 2007 album “Return to You” (Native Language) and “Blossom & Bee,” it’s no surprise that Gazarek has grown considerably in the meantime. What’s fascinating is the way that she’s tapped into sources of inspiration consonant with her own less-is-more sensibility. Working closely with the brilliant pianist/organist Larry Goldings, who produced the album, Gazarek and her band have crafted a program of emotionally expansive standards, inspired contemporary fare, and uncommonly memorable originals, all delivered with her insouciant sense of artistry.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Live Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
“She may well turn out to be the next important jazz singer” Don Heckman – LA Times

“Return To You is one of the best albums to appear in 2007.” Joe Montague - jazzreview.com

“…A beautiful phrased and warmly expressive performance of jazz and pop standards” Gene Stout – Seattle Times

“She is such an original and completely unpretentious singer, bringing a fresh vision to the jazz standards and the contemporary songs she chooses to sing.” Shannon West – SmoothViews

“Return to You is a complete gift that should endear Gazarek's fans even closer to her easygoing, youthful sound and charisma.” Paula Edelstein –All Music Guide

“Gazarek seduces, conjures and cajoles elements from her songs with the aplomb of pro's long past” Larry Sakin – blogcritics.com

“iPod worthy” -Parade Picks, Parade Magazine

“On Return to You, Gazarek, a mere 25-year-old lies on the threshold of becoming a jazz great

Read more

Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

University Of Southern California, Adjunct Professor, Jazz Studies

7 Photos

Albums

Dream In The Blue
Dream In The Blue
Steel Bird Music
2016
buy
Blossom & Bee
Blossom & Bee
Palmetto Records
2012
buy
Yours
Yours
Native Language
2005
buy

Videos

Similar Artists

Sophie Milman Sophie Milman
vocalist
Diana Krall Diana Krall
piano
Kurt Elling Kurt Elling
vocalist
Jane Monheit Jane Monheit
vocalist
Tierney Sutton Tierney Sutton
vocalist
Jacintha Jacintha
vocalist

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.