Sarah Jerrom

Sarah Jerrom is a vocalist, composer, arranger and songwriter specializing in jazz and creative music. Sarah has composed and arranged instrumental and vocal music for various projects, most recently including her own nine-piece chamber jazz group, “The Yeats Project”. Featuring Sarah’s compositions and orchestrations set to the poetry of W.B. Yeats with Sarah herself on vocals, “The Yeats Project” is Sarah’s second full-length album and her first album to completely feature her own original music. This project, as well as Sarah’s debut album, “Illuminations” (2007), encompassing original compositions, jazz-inspired arrangements of contemporary songs and traditional jazz standards, has received widespread media attention and international radio airplay

“It was the arranging which struck me when I first heard the (Yeats Project’s) music back in 2012; the poems lend themselves to beautiful, lush treatments, and Sarah uses the ensemble’s nine instruments to great effect. The result is contemporary sounding but still tuneful, an interesting mix of chamber music and improvisation; Sarah’s impressive vocals soar over top.” – Josh Grossman – Artistic Director, Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival

Headliner performances at concert venues across Ontario include Brock University’s Centre For The Arts, The Music Gallery, The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in The Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts, as well as many of Toronto’s top jazz clubs. Jazz festival performances include the 2018 and 2015 Niagara Jazz Festival, the 2012 and 2009 Lakefield Jazz Festival and the 2007 Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival. Sarah has performed with renowned jazz artists such as Mike Murley, Ingrid Jensen, Maggi Olin, Carnatic-fusion guitarist Prasanna as well as many other notable musicians; she has sung with Alex Samaras’ vocal group, GREX. Sarah’s awards include the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival’s 2013 Special Project Initiative for “The Yeats Project”. Her arrangement of the Irish traditional song, “She Moved Through The Fair”, was presented at the 2017 International Symposium for Jazz Composers and Arrangers at the University of South Florida. She is the winner of the 2017 Niagara Music Awards’ “World Artist” category.

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Press Quotes & Testimonials: ________________________________________ “The (Yeats Project’s) music is a mixture of Sarah’s originals and arrangements… It was the arranging which struck me when I first heard the music back in 2012; the poems lend themselves to beautiful, lush treatments, and Sarah uses the ensemble’s nine instruments to great effect. The result is contemporary sounding but still tuneful, an interesting mix of chamber music and improvisation; Sarah’s impressive vocals soar over top.” – Josh Grossman- Artistic Director, Toronto Downtown Jazz

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Toronto

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Sarah has almost 15 years of experience working as a music educator in Toronto, Oakville and Niagara. Her passion lies in helping each student discover and develop their own unique, individual sound using a joyful and compassionate learning process. She is currently accepting new private voice students (all levels and ages) and piano students (beginner – intermediate level) in her Niagara studio, located near downtown St. Catharines. "I am an elementary school teacher and I’ve been taking voice and piano lessons with Sarah for over three years

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Discography

The Yeats Project

The Yeats Project

Independent
2017

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Illuminations

Illuminations

Unknown label
2007

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He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Sarah Jerrom
The Yeats Project

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