Sarah Kennedy and Friends
*location moved to First Baptist Church 969 Burrard St.
Vancouver-based vocalist Sarah Kennedy is known for a stage persona that can be sassy and mischievous one minute and touchingly sincere the next. She incorporates a wide variety of repertoire including swing standards, bossa novas and ballads and she endlessly increasing her versatility as a performer and composer. Her voice has a light texture and smooth vocal tone with influences ranging from Betty Carter to Blossom Dearie. She delivers a true depth of interpretation and emotional expression with every song.
Sarah’s musical development began with classical training in piano and voice when she was 4 years old. The discovery of a Dinah Washington CD in her teens led Sarah to gravitate towards jazz vocals, drawing on the influences of Sarah Vaughan, Anita O’Day and Ella Fitzgerald, to name a few. Sarah discovered her love for performing in 2007, after being tricked into an open mic night with a few Martinis. She has never looked back.
At this vespers you will see her more sensitive and mystical repertoire; a combination of jazz standards and spiritual poems set to original compositions.