Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Hi everyone.  It has been a couple of years since I have written on this page.  I imagine people don't really read it for that reason.  Sorry!
 
I have a couple of December shows coming up so please do come out and support live music.
 
And wherever you are, I hope you're having a super week!
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Ok, here's some great news! That's recent!

Hi Everyone, 
 
Great news!  My website is getting updated by the wonderful and talented Judy Frisk at 2 Worlds Interactive!  Be back soon to tell you about it....or I guess you could just see for yourself!  Take care!
Friday, July 13th, 2012

Have a great summer!

Hi Everyone - Hope you're having a super summer.  I'm taking some time off but I'll have more gigs coming in August.  Will update the calendar soon and hope to see you again in the near future!
 
Be well,
Sara
Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Sara's Shows in Winter

Hi Everyone  -
 
I hope you all are doing well and staying warm.  Winter isn't my favorite season, so I have to work hard to stay positive and keep the chill at bay.
 
If you're looking to do the same, join us at some of my upcoming gigs.  Tomorrow night, Fri., Feb. 10, I'll be at the posh Gaylord Hotel in the National Harbor and on Sat., Feb. 11, I'll be in Annapolis at Crush Winehouse.
 
Stay well and stay healthy!
Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Sara Jones at CRUSH Winehouse, Sat. Jan 28 CANCELLED

Hi everyone -
 
Sorry, but our gig at Crush THIS SAT. Jan 28, got cancelled due to a private party.  Hope to see you at the next one!
 
All best,
Sara
Monday, November 21st, 2011

Sara Jones at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra and Guitarist George Benson!

Hi everyone!  Wanted to drop by and share some good news!
 
I am thrilled to announce I'll be singing at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with the National Symphony and legendary guitarist George Benson.  I'm part of a 6 voice vocal jazz ensemble singing backups for Mr. Benson, so we'll likely be in shadow, but the show will be GREAT!  I'll wave from the back!!!!!
 
JOIN US!  2 shows on Fri., Nov. 25!  One at 3 and one at 8 p.m.  One show Sat. night Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.
 
And hope you have a GREAT Thanksgiving!  I'm thankful to have friend like you! 
 
Keep smiling,
 
Sara
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Sara Jones in Concert!

Hi everyone - Hope all is well.  Here's some info about my next concert!  Come out if you can!  We'll have fun!
 
NEXT TUESDAY, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. I will be presenting a concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis benefitting BUILD UU Philippines, an organization striving to build safe, affordable housing for female university students in remote areas of the Philippines.  This cause is particularly important to me because of my own background--I was born in Thailand and adopted at a young age.  Since I came to the United States, I have been afforded many opportunities to get a grade-A education and I'm donating my time in order to give back.  Please consider attending to help raise funds for young women who need a safe place to learn, grow, and become leaders of tomorrow in their country. 
 
I'll be there with pianist David Kane, bassist Paul Langosch, drummer Frank Russo and guest vibraphonist Blake Cramer, so it will be a toe-tapping night of music for sure.  There are no tickets required, but a suggested donation of $15 may be collected at the door.  My CD "Daydream a Little" with Brazilian Jazz group Trio da Paz will also be available after the concert!
Friday, June 17th, 2011

Sara's Sat. Show Cancelled

Hi Everyone -
 
My Sat show tomorrow night, June 18 is canceled.  The folks at Kava have decided to discontinue their music program for a while.  Sorry for any inconvenience and have a great weekend!
 
Friday, June 10th, 2011

What's on your menu for the weekend? Come support a local charity on Sat!

Hi Everyone!  I'll be singing at the Seeds of Hope 2011 Charity Event TOMORROW Sat. June 11 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. with pianist Tim Young. Tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for youths and it benefits the Samaritan Women's Home, which will provide housing for homeless female veterans and victims of sexual abuse. If you have the time and want to support a very worthy cause, the event lasts all afternoon from 3 - 7 p.m.

Thanks as well to everyone for coming out and supporting us this week.  I saw lots of friends at my gigs at Bistrot Lepic and Mandarin Oriental, and I want you to know how much I really do appreciate you choosing to spend your free time with me. 
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

LOTS of Shows this SUMMER with Sara!

Hi everyone -
 
I'm pretty bad at updating the news page, so I'm going to try and come here more often!  Please do stop by!
 
I've been blessed with lots of gigs lately, so I'm hoping I'll see YOU lots and lots!  It is seriously one of the coolest things to see friends and family come to our performances.  Last week at my gig at Jalepeno's, some colleagues and a high school friend came out, and it was really wonderful to see them.  Music is such a great way to connect with people, and I hope when you come, you'll have a great time and enjoy yourself.
 
THIS THURS, June 2, I'm at Jalepenos in Annapolis from 8:30 - 10:30 p.m with the Tom Lagana group.  Seriously, the food is so good here that I live for this gig.  If you get the Carne Asada, it will melt in your mouth and don't get me started on the Ropa Vieja.
 
THIS SATURDAY June 4, I'll be at the Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore from 8 - midnight.  I'd really love to get more people out to this one...it's really a cool place to go.  There's NO cover, Valet parking is free with validation at the bar, and I'm there with a great trio - David Kane on piano and Tommy Cecil on Bass.  So come get some fancy booze, sit in a fancy chair, and enjoy some great live jazz. 
 
There's more to come, but I won't say it all at once.  I'll update this a lot more often now...and always, stop by the "Contact" page and drop me an e-mail.  I'd love to hear from you!
 
All my best,
 
Sara
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Ok, Ok, there's really NEWS!! New CD available ONLINE!

Hi Everyone -
 
It's finally here.  After months of people asking, I finally got around to getting my CD available online.  If you'd like a CD, it's available on Amazon.com AND www.cdbaby.com
 
"Daydream A Little" is my debut CD that features myself and world-renowned Brazilian Jazz group, Trio da Paz. 
 
If you'd like to download any of the CD, it's available on iTunes, Rhapsody, MySpace Music, and iLike.
 
Of course, there's always the old school way.  Feel free to contact me and I can send you one myself.  Shipping is Free!
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

DAYDREAM A LITTLE is available!

Hi everyone--
 
My new CD "Daydream a Little,"  featuring Trio da Paz will be available online on itunes and CD Baby shortly.  Sorry for the delay.
 
Until then, I'm handling this "old school."  Drop me and e-mail and I'll send it to you myself.  Shipping is FREE.
 
Have a great day!
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

THIS WEEKEND - JULY 17 and 18!

Hello everyone - I have a BIG weekend of shows, so please join us if you can!  We'd love to see you!
 
     For folks in the Baltimore area, I'm performing on Saturday, July 17 at Artscape, Baltimore's biggest arts festival!!!!  The Sara Jones Quartet will be performing from 6 - 7 p.m. at the Urbanite Stage.  In addition, I'm participating in a Billie Holiday Tribute Concert at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on the same day.  The show starts at 4 p.m. and tickets are FREE.  Two performances, back to back!
     For my friends on the great Eastern Shore, I'll be back in Easton on Sunday, July 18 at 2 p.m., NIGHT CAT.  Tickets are selling fast, so visit www.nightcatmusic.com to save your seat.  You can also get them at the venue, so make sure you're there early enough to get your ticket!  Tickets are $20.  
      I'm presenting a new program, "Movies and Music," which will be a concert of great jazz and pop standards from the cinema.  I'll be joined by a superb group!  David Kane, pianist, performs with Capital Steps and the National Symphony, Paul Langosch, bassist, was Tony Bennett's bassist for the past 20 years, and Chuck Karner, drummer, is a top tier player from the Baltimore area. Don't miss it because I won't be back until Christmas!
 
THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday, July 17th, 2010
Sara Jones at the Meyerhoff! - 4:00pm
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-783-8000

Price:  FREE
Join myself and other Billie Holiday Competition Winners for a "Tribute to Billie Holiday!" Tickets are free! I'm singing second, so don't be too late!!! 

Saturday, July 17th, 2010
Sara Jones Quartet at Artscape! - 6:00pm
Artscape
URBANITE STAGE
Corner of Charles and Lafayette
Baltimore, MD 21201

Join myself and the Sara Jones Trio for an hour of Jazz at Baltimore's finest arts festival, Artscape! We're performing at the URBANITE stage..on the corner of Charles and Lafayette!  Sara Jones - vocals, Wayne Wilentz - piano, Paul Langosch - bass, Chuck Karner - drums

Sunday, July 18th, 2010
Sara Jones Back at Night Cat! - 2:00pm
Night Cat
5 Goldsborough Street
Easton, MD 21601
443-786-2750

Price: $20
ONE SHOW ONLY! 
Get your tickets NOW! They are available at www.nightcatmusic.com
My new CD "Daydream a Little" will be for sale at the show!  Sara Jones - vocals, David Kane - piano, Paul Langosch - bass, Chuck Karner - drums
Saturday, March 20th, 2010

A short break....

Hello everyone -
 
Wishing you all the best this Spring of 2010!  Thanks so much for making 2009 a great year.  It was wonderful to see so many great people at my concerts and club dates, and I really, really appreciated your support.
 
I'm taking a short break from engagements for a month or so, but I will be back in the saddle again at Wine in the Woods 2010 in Columbia.  Join us under a canopy of trees with a glass (or maybe even a bottle) of wine as the Sara Jones Quintet performs on the Second Stage from 12 - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 15!
 
Until then, my new CD, "Daydream A Little," is available by contacting me through my website on the "CONTACT" page.  Shipping in April is FREE!  My debut CD, it features myself with the NY based Brazilian Jazz group, Trio da Paz. Formed in 1990 by guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka da Fonseca, the Trio redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. All three are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music with impressive resumes.
 
The CD will be also available online in a few weeks.  You'll be able to download it on stores like iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon MP3.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

CD update, and a concert this week!

Hi everyone -
 
I hope you're all enjoying the summer and staying cool!
 
Things are busy for me as I'm in the process of finishing my debut CD with Trio da Paz. Formed in 1990 by guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka da Fonseca, the Trio redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. All three are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music with impressive resumes. I am absolutely thrilled and privileged to work with them on my first album. The album is set to release in the coming months! I promise to keep you posted!
 
Also, join us on Sunday in Columbia, MD for my show at "The Other Barn" as a part of the "Jazz in the Mills" series!  Tickets are $15 in advance and the show begins at 5 p.m.  Hope to see you there! 
 
Sara Jones - vocals, David Kane, piano, Paul Langosch, bass, Chuck Karner, drums
Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Sara's Invited to be a Quarterfinalist in the 16th Annual American Traditions Vocal Competition!

Hey guys -

Just wanted to share some good news! As I was groggily starting my day on this cold morning, I got a call from Savannah, and....

I heard that I was selected to be a Quarterfinalist in the 16th Annual American Traditions Competition, in Savannah, Georgia. So, that means on my next few gigs, you'll hear some of the selections I'll be performing in April of 2009 at the event. Hope to see you soon and check my schedule for gigs in your neck of the woods. Stay well and healthy!!

From the official press release:

SAVANNAH, Georgia – The 16th annual American Traditions Competition returns to the historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts for its final round during the 2009 Savannah Music Festival. The illustrious four-day vocal showcase hosts 28 singers from around the United States between April 1 and 4. Judges narrowed the field of talent to these gifted vocalists after receiving the highest number of applicants in the last five years.

A panel of three voice experts spent several weeks independently listening to and grading all 99 applicants. Nancy Mercer Gerard, niece of Johnny Mercer, remarks, "It was not an easy job as there were so many skilled and engaging singers."
Saturday, November 29th, 2008

The Season with Sara!

Hello everyone -

I hope that you all had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving holiday. I can't believe December is here already!

I've got some great shows coming up, and I'd love to see you there! Check my calendar page for details.

Join us for a concerts on the following dates. Programs will include some of my favorite standards, some tunes from my upcoming record, and of course, Christmas songs!

***Wed. Dec 10, 2008 at Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, MD at 7:30 p.m.

Sara Jones - vocals
Steve Rudolph - piano
Paul Langosch - bass
Dominic Smith - drums


***Sun. Dec 14, 2008 at Coffee East in Easton, MD at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sara Jones - vocals
Steve Rudolph - piano
Paul Langosch - bass
Geoff Reecer - guitar
Dominic Smith - drums
Monday, November 10th, 2008

Share the Season with Sara at Strathmore! Save the Date!

Hi everyone! I'm super excited about my next concert at Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, MD on Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Join myself, pianist Steve Rudolph, bassist Paul Langosch, and drummer Dominic Smith for an evening of vocal jazz standards and seasonal favorites. The stately mansion is located on Tuckerman Lane, just past the Strathmore hall. Come to the music room for an intimate evening of live music.

Check my schedule for details!
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Jazz, the Japanese, and Swingin' on the Shore!

Hi everyone,

Hope all is well in this beautiful first week of September. As promised, I'm trying to update the news page a little more often!

This summer was busy with lots of gigs and meeting up with friends--old and new! This past June, I was featured in a Japanese documentary about jazz legend Billie Holiday. I spent the day with a crew from NHK, Japan's public television network, and we filmed parts of rehearsals, performances and an interview. Parts of the shoot are featured in the documentary--it was an honor to be asked and included in the piece!

In addition to my regular gigs, I'm really excited about an upcoming performance in my old hometown of Easton, MD. On Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., I'll be performing with the FAB Trio at Coffee East. Join us! Tickets are available at www.annapolistickets.com
Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Ok, ok, I will actually update this page....sorry!

Hi everyone -

I can't believe it's been a few months since posting. I hope that you are all doing well and enjoying the summer. I have had a blast eating fresh produce, taking walks outside, and doing a little traveling.

Join me this week at Jordan's on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. and at the Caroline Summerfest in Denton on Friday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. I'll also still be on the Eastern Shore on Sunday at Cafe Sado at 5:30 p.m. Doesn't everyone need a little live music in their lives? Join us!

Have a great week!
Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Sara Jones at Teatro Goldoni THIS Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Hello everyone! It's still not as warm as I'd like it, so to compensate, head down to trendy K Street for some Italian food and great live jazz at Teatro Goldoni this Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Check my calendar page for details!
Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Music at Millenium Stage on February 1!

Start your February 2008 off right with more jazz! The Young Brothers Trio and I will be performing at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage on Friday, February 1 at 6 p.m. It's free, fun and best of all, we'll play some great standards and creative original compositions for you!
Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Sara at Strathmore!

Get out of the cold and warm up with some jazz at the Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD. I'll be there with the fantastic Young Brothers Trio! The Young Brothers are performing each Wednesday in January as a part of the Strathmore's Artist-in-Residence Program. I'm honored to sing with them as a part of this series! We'll be there on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Jazzy January at Jordan's

Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the New Year! Just wanted to update you on a couple of items in January 2008!


This month at Jordan's we're continuing to host superb jazz musicians each evening. We've been blessed to have local greats such as guitarists Tom Lagana and Steve Herbermann and pianists Mike Noonan and Jay Cooley.

We also have a special guest with us this month, bassist Paul Langosch, who will be appearing on Tuesday, January 22nd and Tuesday, January 29th. For those who haven't met Paul, he has a super gig playing bass for Tony Bennett, and is a great player and all around person! We're thrilled to have Paul with us while he's in the area!
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Sara Jones and the Young Brothers perform at Jazz Advent Service!

Celebrate the holiday season with a Jazz Advent Service! Join myself and the Young Brothers for an evening of great music and fellowship!

Come to Kittamaqundi Church in Columbia, MD on the evening of December 16th at 7:30 p.m. for a little-bit-different musical and spiritual experience. We'll be offering some delicious new arrangements of some familiar and not-so-familiar Christmas tunes. But the evening isn't just a concert. Together with Tim, Al, Jeff and myself, Pastor Heather Kirk-Davidoff will be offering some reflections to draw us deeper into the mood of Advent--a time when we celebrate and anticipate the unexpected and the unknown.

The event is free--and all are welcome, regardless of conviction or creed. An offering will be received to support the work of the Agape House, one of KC's ministry partners, a neighborhood house in Baltimore, MD.
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Fall into the Arts with Sara and the Young Brothers!

Come join is in Leesburg, VA for the Fall into the Arts Festival! The Young Brothers and I will do a one hour set on Saturday, September 29 th at 1:30 p.m. Join us for cool jazz, wine, great food and art, art art!
Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Sara's on MySpace!

Sara is now on MySpaceMusic!

Visit Sara's new MySpaceMusic page at www.myspace.com/sarajonesjazz

Send a comment or join her circle of friends!!!
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Sara featured on newly released CD Tales of Time!

Sara is featured on the newly released Tales of Time, the debut album of the Young Brothers. Founded by brothers Tim (piano) and Alphonso, Jr. (drums) Young, the band´s repertoire is deeply rooted in the traditional jazz genre, but prides itself in its fresh and innovative approach to standards. Critics agree, calling it a "delightful" album "tastefully infused with new originals, resulting in one nice package of musical delights." (allaboutjazz.com) Sara was honored to be included in the project, and greatly enjoyed working with these gifted musicians.