Sarah Morrow Biography
Hollywood enjoys this sort of material: A young artist plays at a regional orchestra-for-hire backing a famed guest performer. Following the series, she discovers his supervisor and asks to audition to get his fulltime traveling band. The supervisor kindly turns away her: “We are not searching for anybody at this time.” The upstart stays: “This was playing trombone for him tonight.” The director is amazed: A woman playing trombone! “That was you?” Fourteen days after, unidentified Sarah Morrow is encouraged to join the traveling orchestra for its legendary Ray Charles sarah morrow.
Trombonist/composer/lyricist/manufacturer Sarah Morrow broke to the global jazz scene in 1995 since the first female instrumentalist to combine Ray Charles’ all-star orchestra. After touring with Charles for a couple of decades, she combined a three-horn part at a funk group headed by former Miles Davis direct bassist Foley. She has recorded and toured with many Fantastic artists, such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, David Murray, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, organist Rhoda Scott, tenor sax legends Pee Wee Ellis and Hal “Cornbread” Singer, the American All-Stars at Paris, The Mingus Tribute including Mingus alumni Ted Curson and Ricky Ford, French celebrity Anne Ducros, and now tours with funk legend Bootsy Collins, New Orleans R & B pub Dr. John also as with her own group. Most recently this “SuperStar of this Trombone” collaborated with Dr. John because arranger and co-producer of the upcoming cd release.
Born in Houston, Texas, Sarah grew up in Pickerington, Ohio (not far in the Columbus birthplace of Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Harry “Sweets” Edison), according to trombone in her college rings. After obtaining a degree in communications summa cum laude from Ohio University and working temporarily in arts management, she chose to pursue her passion for jazz. It had been three decades afterwards, while backing up Ray Charles as a replacement trombonist from the Dayton Philharmonic, she impressed the iconic pianist/singer and was soon encouraged to join his touring orchestra.