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OCC: Jazz Night with Sara Jones Trio
March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$20.00
Jazz vocalist extraordinaire Sara Jones returns to OCC and the Eastern Shore to present “My Favorite Things,” a program guaranteed to brighten your spirits and keep the winter doldrums at bay. The show is open to the public and tickets are $20.
Sara will perform as part of a trio and the program will include jazz standards curated from the Great American Songbook, as well as some Brazilian bossa-nova classics to remind us that no matter where you may be, happiness can be just around the corner. Composers will include musical luminaries such as George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, and Cole Porter.
“We live in a busy world with busy lives, so take a moment with us and celebrate the little things that warm our hearts and bring us joy,” Sara said. “Join us for songs about travel, art, books, love of others, and love of life!”
Sara was born in Thailand, raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and earned a Bachelors of Arts in Music from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a Masters of Music in Piano Accompanying from the University of Cincinnati College’s Conservatory of Music. She spent six years in the U.S. Army as a member of the U.S. Army Field Band Soldier’s Chorus. She loved the experience, visiting 49 states (all but Hawaii) with one of the military’s premiere bands, giving concerts for the civilian public while representing the American soldier through music.
While in the Army, Sara entered and won the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition. “That gave me the confidence I needed and the desire to go beyond the contest and pursue jazz,” she said. After she left the Army in the fall of 2007, Sara quickly lined up a series of singing jobs in the Baltimore area, becoming an important part of the local scene.
Sara performed in Oxford in October 2015 at the Cabaret @ OCC, where she wowed a sold-out crowd with her amazing vocals and the silky jazz sounds of her band. To learn more about her or to listen to her music, visit her website at http://www.sarajonesmusic.com/