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.


Sarah has emerged as a headliner and as a guest performer in jazz festivals across the world. Her 2006 performance in the Kennedy Center in Washington DC prompted a standing ovation only 20 moments in to her group’s collection. This listed concert has been selected to be a symbol of live jazz music in the usa for its NPR World Particular “Washington DC: A City of Music.”
Sarah was awarded the Guinness Jazz Festival 2005 Rising Star Award throughout Ireland’s remain because the cultural capital of the European Union; An Essential into the City of Montmelian, France; also is a 2007 winner of this Chamber audio America/FACE French American Exchange award awarded for progress of science in songs.     In between tours, Sarah is pleased to function as a clinician and guest soloist for junior high, Higher school and universities across the world.     She also serves as a cultural envoi for Africa Regional Services of the US State Department, visiting countries like Madagascar, Benin and Togo. Sarah is supported by the Getzen Company, Inc. situated and fabricated from Elkhorn, Wisconsin.     She’s among Getzen’s most asked Artist in Residence clinicians and journeys worldwide performing her Getzen version 3508Y trombone.      
Sarah’s newest, most adventuresome solo job–that the revolutionary Elektric Air–due out in Spring 2012, is Sarah’s fourth release for a pioneer and attributes pianist Robert Glasper (Mos Def, QTip), drummer Chris Dave (Maxwell) and DJ Qmillion (Toni Braxton, E-40, Juelz Santana).      
As legendary jazz trombonist Curtis Fuller states, “Sarah Morrow IS the voice of the Era.     Her Elektric Air cd inspires ME.”

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.

After touring for 2 years together with Charles, Sarah spent the following 12 years established in Paris, France, releasing three critically acclaimed CDs and setting herself in the forefront of the European jazz scene–blending straight-ahead jazz with blues, swing, hip-hop and soul to make a exceptional voice which advances the genre in addition to the chances of her tool, while remaining firmly rooted in tradition.

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