For the second concert in the 2021 series we welcome the return of Sara Dowling and her trio. She 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 the 606 Club 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 Lebanese mother, surrounded by the records of her father's jazz collection and the chant like voices of Lebanese singers. Sara's album From Shadows Into Light received a five star review from Jazz Journal.
She arrives at The Pheasantry 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 explosive interpretation of the jazz classic “Green Dolphin Street”
“ Her voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers" – Guy Barker
The JBGB Events Jazz Divas 2021 Series is our fourth 8- evening concert programme showcasing the very best of British Jazz Singers in intimate personal cabaret style concerts.