Press! I’m Celebrating Billie’s 100th!

Acclaimed Jazz Singer Sarah Partridge Launches Online 100th Birthday Card Tribute To Billie Holiday

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of her new, critically acclaimed album, “I Never Thought I’d Be Here” (Origin Records), veteran jazz singer Sarah Partridge billiehas released an online birthday card tribute to her inspiration, Billie Holiday, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her birth.

“Who could not be affected by Holiday’s phrasing, pathos, grit and musicality?  She was the embodiment of the female jazz singer…both vulnerable and tough. Beautiful, but worn,” says Partridge.

“We will deliver the digital birthday card to the Grammy Museum in L.A. and share the love,” Partridge continued.

To sign the exclusive set of four (4) original digital birthday cards, visit www.sarahpartridge.net and click on BH Centennial —- or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Billie-Holiday-Centennial-Birthday-Card-842438019204548/timeline.

Partridge continues touring in support of her album, and is awaiting news from The Recording Academy about the 2015 Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Sarah Partridge Releases New Album

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Acclaimed jazz vocalist, Sarah Partridge, who has been a critic’s favorite for well over a decade, has just released her latest album of original compositions titled “I Never Thought I’d Be Here” (Origin Records) (origin-records.com).

Recorded in her home state of New Jersey, the music, which was written by Partridge, after a series of life events, both good and bad.
“After the death of my father, my need to express emotion through music extended to writing. For the past 3 years, I have been creating words and music that express the fabric of my life, my thoughts and emotions that everyone experiences but can’t always articulate. This album taps into those feelings for me and hopefully for the listener,” said Partridge.
The new album is the fifth album from Partridge, who is promoting the release of the album with a string of live performances.

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Review!

Just a quick note to say that Chris Spector of the Midwest Record has reviewed I Never Thought I’d Be Here on the Origin Records website.

With a bunch of solid New York players bringing the highlights to her originals, this set rides the range where jazz meets art in a lounge where the drinks are just right. A high water mark of a sitting down jazz vocal date.”

You can read the entire review HERE, and you can download or purchase a CD HERE

Upcoming Gigs

Hi folks! Here’s a list of my upcoming Gigs. Hope to see you there!

3/27-Trumpets Jazz Club. Montclair. CD Release gig. Sets at 8 and 10pm. Cover charge: $18 with a reservation. $20 at the door.  973-744-2600.

5/7. Tula’s Jazz Club. Seattle Washington.

5/8- Ballard Jazz Festival. Seattle Washington.

5/22- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). Performance in the Loft

6/4- Blues Alley. Washington, DC.

9/18- Central Jersey Jazz Festival. Flemington, NJ. Location of Event: Historic Courthouse 75 Main St Flemington Outdoor Event. 6pm.

9/21- Bickford Theatre. Morristown, NJ . Concert. 8pm.  6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960.  (973) 971-3706

I Never Thought I’d Be Here

The most important thing for an artist to do is finish a project. From vision to completion, I always finish what I set out to do. My past recordings  started with an idea and ended in an internationally released album. I am very proud of this and I intend to do it again!

I’ve begun a project on Kickstarter. If you’re not familiar, the idea is that you get to help us make this new CD. You can donate as much or as little as you want, but (just like those PBS telethons) we’ve got some great gifts for each donation. Everything from a digital download of the new album, all the way to being (and listed) as a Producer, to a private house concert!

This album will include 10-12 songs. Eight are original compositions for which I have written the music and lyrics.  One is a beautiful collaboration with my friend and drummer on this album, Tim Horner. And finally, there are a few old gems familiar to jazz enthusiasts.

A jazz album, whether it be instrumental or vocal is a challenge in that we are not expressing or creating the popular music of the day. Therefore, funds are not readily available to support and nurture the artistry that goes into presenting this wonderful music to the public. Record labels are all but gone.  It is truly up to the artist to raise the capitol for the endeavor. In many ways this can be better because we are in the driver’s seat all the way.

The Band – Allen Farnham on piano, Bill Moring on bass, and Tim Horner on drums. I have been working with this rhythm section for the past 15 years. We have all recorded a lot of records in that time period, but never together. Now is our time. Each one is an  internationally acclaimed musician who has made their mark in the industry.  Please Google them to see and hear how truly wonderful they are.

So, take a look at the video below, then click over to the Kickstarter project. I only have 30 days to raise 100% of the funds. Please note that your pledges are not collected or distributed unless we reach 100% of our goal.  

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THANK YOU ALL!

Sarah

 Click HERE for the Kickstarter page

 

New Gigs and Upcoming CD

I just wanted to let you know about my next gig in NJ:

April 9, 2014

Shanghai Jazz
With Tomoko Ohno on piano
24 Main St.
Madison, NJ
7-9:30 pm

A New CD in the Works!

I have started planning my next recording. Friends and fans will have an opportunity to become producers on this project! More information coming soon. This album will be mostly my own original tunes.

Late Summer, Fall and Early 2014 Gigs

We’ve been busy! Busy booking gigs, that is! Here’s the updated list and I really hope to see you at the shows:

  • 2013:
  • Sept. 20 – Maxfield’s in Boonton NJ. Sets at 7:30 and 9:30. $10 Cover
  • Oct. 18/19 – The Tortoise Club in Chicago, IL. Sets at 9:30 and 11
  • Nov. 10 – FREE CONCERT at the Randolph Public Library. Randolph, NJ at 2:00
  • Dec. 8 – Shanghai Jazz in Madison, NJ. For the NJ Jazz Society Annual Board Mtg at 2:00
  • Dec. 31 – Private Party – Happy New Year Everyone!!

2014:

  • Feb 1 – Winchester Gardens in Maplewood, NJ – 7:45
  • Feb 16 – Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ at 8:00. I’ll Take Romance Concert
  • Jul 12 – Winchester Gardens in Maplewood, NJ – 7:45