“The smaller the club the more intimate the performance” – LC
It is truly a privilege to Welcome vocalist Sara Dowling back to Twickenham Jazz Club. I believe that it is in the small intimate Jazz Clubs that the best musical experiences happen for musicians and audiences alike. We are so very lucky to share the space.
The accolades for our guest, Sara Dowling are endless:
“Sara is now a real force of nature within UK Jazz“ – London Jazz News
“Her respect for each song is palpable and her diction worthy of envy” – Jazz Journal
Sara was awarded “Best Vocalist” in the 2019 British Jazz Awards, she is known for her nerve-tingling interpretations of the classic ballads, offset with her energy and unique driving flair for interpreting the up tempo standards from the great American songbook. Sara cites her early influences as Sarah Vaughn, Betty Carter, Mahaila Jackson, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald etc but she has developed her own style “I am not afraid of expressing my own opinion” she says, a respect-worthy attribute she attributes to her loving family. She also writes songs and beautiful melodies. We look forward to the release of her third album ‘Right Now’ which is largely self-penned and offers her own perspective on our complex world.
Sara studied the Cello from an early age and is an outstanding vocalist but she is also a musicians musician and I remember many years ago the artists telling me that I must invite her to sing for us, so extraordinary is her talent.
With an Irish father and a Palestinian mother, Sara’s musical and personal heritage sings out in her work and her life. She has a quirky kindness and depth of wisdom, beauty and intuition that is completely unique and an innate understanding of rhythms and cadences across the cultural spectrum.
Years on, although her career has blossomed and I am very grateful that she still supports and performs for us at Twickenham Jazz Club. The smaller club, the more intimate the performance.
Sara Dowling – Vocals,
Dario Di Lecce – Double bass,
Steve Brown – Drums,
Ross Stanley – Piano.