“Living in America is what drew my personality out completely. In the United States, they really celebrate the individual. It was an environment where I found myself unafraid to try things and really develop the music I was hearing in my head.”
It was a bright and starry night, one of mirth and celebration and camaraderie. It was the night that artists and supporters, musicians and afficionados, […]
From the media release Album released October 31 ARIA Award-winning singer-pianist-composer Sarah McKenzie will release her brand new album ‘We Could Be Lovers’ on October […]
“Over an eleven day period, I’d seen a lot of jazz, a lot of great jazz. I missed a lot too, such is the extent of the festival’s program. ” Greg Phillips gives us a considered overview of the textured 2014 Stonnington Jazz Festival
Sarah McKenzie has launched her second CD and is off to Berklee College of Music on a scholarship. We talked to her about both – and about the search for her own authentic musical identity.
James Morrison’s Generations in jazz was a pivotal experience for McKenzie. It’s where she had her first sense of jazz as a possble way of life. She heard Phil Stack, Blaine Whittaker and Troy Robinson and remembers realising that she could possibly find a way to choose a career around the music she loved.