Sara Dowling  – British Jazz Awards Best Singer

Thursday June 23

Sara Dowling
– British Jazz Awards Best Singer

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London 

With the conclusion of Sara Dowling’s further  appearance in the JBGB Events 2021 Jazz Divas series; her trio’s acclaimed performance  in the same year to The Crazy Coqs in the EFG London Jazz Festival, and a sensational and much requested return by the UK’s Best Jazz Singer, it’s a special welcome to Piano Smithfield for Sara Dowling’s  unique musicality 

Sara is now recognised as one of the U.K's leading jazz vocalists and awarded “Best Vocalist” in the 2019 British Jazz Awards. She has a compelling stage presence coupled with a distinctive voice that marks her out as a unique musical force

She is a regular performer at Ronnie Scotts and enjoyed a sold out concert in our 2019 Jazz Divas Series at The Pheasantry singing the music of Judy Garland.

She is recognised for her interpretations of classic ballads, leaving audiences spell bound, as well as the energy and vigour with which she tackles the up tempo standards from the American Song Book

Her distinctive voice owes much to her Irish father and Palestinian mother,  surrounded by the  records of her father's jazz collection and the chant like voices of Arabic singers. Sara's album From Shadows Into Light received a five star review from Jazz Journal.

She arrives at Piano Smithfield with her outstanding trio of the in demand and much revered Ross Stanley– piano, Dario Di Lecce – double bass and regular British Jazz Awards Best Drummer  Steve Brown.

Here’s Sara with her exciting vocalisation and wordless voicing of “Bluebird of Happiness”


Her voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers” - GUY BARKER

Rarely does a jazz singer grace our scene with such breathtaking authenticity and natural flair. Dowling is this thing.”  — IAN SHAW


Join Sara for what will be a dynamic and inspiring evening of great vocal music.

Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £23.50 plus £1.50 booking fee