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Sara Dowling Quartet

Venue: Culford Room at Cadogan Hall

Performers

Sara Dowling
voice
Gabriel Latchin
piano
Jeremy Brown
bass
Matt Home
drums

Gifted with immensely emotional vocals, her influences are wide and far-reaching. She swayed between her father’s record collection of Erroll Garner, Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell to the haunting melodies blaring from her mother’s radio of the great Arabic chanteuse Fairuz. Born in Oman to an Irish father and Arabic mother, she spent the early part of her life travelling through the Middle East due to the nature of her fathers work. As a child she experienced great journeys through endless desert, in years to come this would provide much inspiration for poetry and lyrics.

At the tender age of 12, She received a thorough classical training on the cello for the next 10 years finally gaining a degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. Accolades on the cello included performances for Yo Yo Ma and a concerto performance with the Halle Orchestra.

Unfortunately circumstances beyond her control put a stop to a promising career as a cellist and it wasn’t until 2009 that Sara was able to re-emerge, this time using her talents as a vocalist. She is known for her interpretations of classic ballads leaving audiences spell bound as well as the energy and vigor with which she tackles the up tempo standards from the American Song Book.

She is the singer for the London Dance Orchestra (1930’s Swing Dance band). For the last four years she has been exercising her talent as a writer, penning songs for major publishing companies such as EMI, SONY, ATV, WARNER and ITV.

Part of Cadogan Hall’s FREE lunchtime jazz series Out to Lunch 2015.

Part of Out to Lunch 2015

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