Sara Colman jazz, folk

Vocal  Jazz Workshop

 

Sara  Colman started out on piano at 5 and was writing songs in her teens even before she studied music at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Sara was a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 “Sold on Song” songwriting competition.

Her formidable talent is just emerging on the national scene and she was among the elite group of artists selected for the Jerwood series of Rising Star concerts at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and in 2006 she was a recipient of one of the inaugural Birmingham Jazz Awards.

 

Sara Colman is a graduate of The Birmingham Conservatoire but it is as a singer/songwriter and pianist from a jazz background that she established herself on the British music scene playing her own blend of blues, jazz and soul.

A highly skilled vocalist with an engagingly sensitive yet authoritative presence Sara Colman has enjoyed much success since the release of her acclaimed debut solo album 'Spellbound'. Infusing her performances with elements of jazz, funk and blues, she is thrilling live and has enjoyed sell-out performances at Ronnie Scott's and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

'Sara Colman's incredible voice and her highly musical interpretations of jazz standards are a joy to hear.'

It was back in 1999 that Sara launched her debut solo album 'Spellbound' and in promoting the album, she enjoyed sell-out performances at Ronnie Scott's and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Her debut solo album “Spellbound” was original material and her writing and arranging skills have led to commissions for artist such as Black Voices.

Sara appeared as featured backing vocalist on Italian pop sensation Cessare Cremonini’s album ‘Maggese’

 

Sara also writes and arranges for other artists, but performing is where the heart is

 

Sara sings with Liane Carroll and Jacqui Dankworth in the trio The Passion – their album is released on Qnote records in July

 

This year Sara has already completed a new solo album, completed a commission for a choral piece to be performed at the Eden Project in June and produced an album for new British jazz star Graham Dee.

 

Sara will be performing at 2008 Cheltenham Jazz Festival and featuring as guest singer on the forthcoming album by jazz accordionist Karen Street.

 

Sara teaches contemporary vocal styles for the Birmingham Conservatoire and at the Montgomerey/Holloway Jazz Summer School.

 

some of the new album material can be found at

www.myspace.com/saracolman

 

 

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