FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2008
Jazz Artist Sara Gazarek Presents Master Class at Webster University
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Webster University is presenting a master class with Jazz Artist Sara Gazarek. Participants will be Webster’s jazz studies students, but the class is open to the public.
Gazarek will also be performing at Jazz at the Bistro Feb. 13-16.
Friday, February 15, 10 a.m. to noon
Community Music School of Webster University, Room 11, lower level
535 Garden Ave.
Free and open to the public
Championed by some of music’s most celebrated figures, Sara Gazarek has emerged as a strikingly original artist with limitless potential.
In follow up to “Yours,” her widely hailed 2005 debut focusing on American Songbook standards, the 25-year-old Gazarek delivers a sensational follow-up on her sophomore album “Return to You,”
seamlessly combining the intimacy of singer/songwriter stylings with the musical and improvisational elements of jazz. Blessed with a gorgeous, translucent voice, excellent pitch, and supple sense of time, Gazarek is steeped in the jazz tradition, but is not afraid to embrace the music that moves her generation.
“Return to You” was created by the same talented team that put together ‘Yours,” including Grammy-award nominated bass master John Clayton as producer, and her equally youthful, all-star LA based band, Josh Nelson, Erik Kertes and Matt Slocum. “Return to You”
features well-planned arrangements of more contemporary standards by songwriters Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Harry Connick Jr., and Gillian Welch. Some of the best material, however, comes from Gazarek’s acclaimed pianist, Josh Nelson, as he displays his considerable gifts as a composer and lyricist with four new songs.