Vocalist/clarinetist Sarah D'Angelo is a relative new-comer to Detroit's jazz scene but she is quickly making new fans out of everyone who experiences her passionate and intelligent singing. Sarah's warm personality and bright smile light up the stage and make an instant connection with audiences. Sarah always includes in her performances a bit of her excellent clarinet playing, a talent and skill which makes her presentation even more special.
Sarah D’Angelo was born in western NY and began formal studies in music at a young age at the State University of New York; Fredonia. While pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Clarinet Performance and Music Education at West Virginia University (BM, '99), Sarah started singing as a soloist for various church congregations and special events throughout the Midwest.
Upon moving to Michigan in the fall of 2001 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Michigan (MM, '03), Sarah crossed paths various jazz musicians that jump started Sarah’s musical pursuits in a new direction. With composer and musician Chad Hughes (Sir Wick Productions) Sarah began to gain some attention as a vocalist. Sarah’s“Thank You, Lord” on the debut CD Sir Wick; An Interpretation of A Universal Language has been reviewed as one of the best independent releases in 2008. Other Sir Wick recording include Portrait of Rafael with saxophonist Rafael Statin; and Christmas at Wick’s (released in the fall of 2011).