Born into a gifted musical family, singer/pianist Sarah Silverman grew up surrounded by music. Early inspiration was drawn from her parents; her father toured as a drummer with jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie and her mother performed as a classical violinist in Toronto. From a young age, Sarah exhibited multifarious talents; theatre and dance, in addition to music, played a large role in shaping her as an artist. As a student, Sarah attended the Glenn Gould School of Music on scholarship and earned her Bachelors Degree in classical piano performance with James Anagnoson. She spent six years in conservatory honing her skills on piano, and in 2004 Sarah relocated to New York to complete her Masters Degree at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) with Daniel Epstein. During her time at MSM Sarah began to widen her musical scope and gravitate towards jazz. “I was using jazz as a way to relax and escape before piano performances. I found myself becoming envious of the spontaneous creation and communication my peers in the jazz program were experiencing on stage”. Sensing there might be more to her musical world, Sarah auditioned for a vocal jazz class taught by Peter Eldridge and Luciana Souza. Her experience in this class marked the begining of a change in direction of her musical pursuits. Sarah credits Luciana with inspiring and encouraging her to explore her love of vocal jazz, and through Luciana Sarah was introduced to her teachers, vocalist Jeanie Lovetri and pianist Bruce Barth.
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Canadian cabaret vocalist/pianist Sarah Silverman [no, not that Sarah Silverman] teams with pianist Bruce Barth to produce an unadorned album of rare intimacy and deep emotion. Silverman’s voice, a delicate, imaginative, nuanced, expressive instrument, entwines with Barth’s intuitive keyboard work.
- Paul Freeman
Her storytelling is wonderful here; she lets the songs speak, trusting the lyrics. It's a cabaret performance; listening, you picture her in a small intimate club, leaning against the piano, calmly working the audience with her vocal magic.
- Michael Scott Cain, rambles.net
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