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2017-11-07

7:30PM

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"Trying to categorize or label vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a futile pursuit. Is she a hypnotic modern jazz vocalist? Is she a neo-soul experimentalist with jazz and R&B inflections oozing from her vocal chords? Is she an incredible talent, bewitching and beguiling with her every vocal gesture? Is she all of that, yet something completely different and unique? The answer to all four questions is the same: absolutely."
- Dan Bilawsky All About Jazz

Sarah Elizabeth Charles & SCOPE

Featuring: Sarah Elizabeth Charles - Voice
Jesse Elder - Piano
Jordan Peters - Guitar
John Davis - Drums

Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a rising vocalist/composer originally from Springfield, MA and currently based in New York City. She has worked and studied with artists such as George Cables, Geri Allen, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Owens and Carmen Lundy and released her debut record, "Red" in September of 2012 with her band SCOPE. As the active vocalist in a number of bands, Charles has performed at many venues throughout her career. These have included The White House, Carnegie Hall, the first annual Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi, The Kennedy Center, Gillette Stadium as a National Anthem singer for the New England Patriots and many more.

In addition to her performances, Charles is also an active educator. She works as a teaching artist with Carnegie Hall's Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Lullaby and Future Music Project Youth workshops, has a private lessons studio through her alma mater The New School in New York City and is developing an early childhood music education program with Rise2Shine, a non-profit organization based in Fond Parisien, Haiti.

Charles' musical output has been described as a "genre of one" (DownBeat Magazine), "soulfully articulate" (NY Times) and "an unmatched sound" (Jay Z's Life+Times). Her critically acclaimed sophomore project, "Inner Dialogue", released in 2015 on Truth Revolution Records, features her band along with co-producer/special guest Christian Scott. Her third album, "Free of Form", is set to be released in the fall of 2017 on Ropeadope/Stretch Music and will feature SCOPE as well as Scott as co-producer/special guest. One can only look to the future for more unique and boundary pushing music from this one of a kind artist.

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