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Sarah Hanahan Quartet
March 14, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$30.00
Sarah Hanahan Quartet performs at The Side Door Jazz Club on Saturday, March 14 from 8:30 to 11:00 pm.
Sarah Hanahan is an up-and-coming jazz saxophonist and a recent graduate of The Hartt School of Music. Now a resident of New York City but originally from Marlborough, Massachusetts, Sarah was given her first saxophone at the age of 8. In 2015, she was awarded a full scholarship to study jazz performance at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz. The Hartt School awarded her the opportunity to study under and perform with musicians like Abraham Burton, Javon Jackson, Steve Davis, and Nat Reeves.
In addition to her heavy gigging schedule, Sarah and her band has had many amazing opportunities over the last few years to play at festivals and clubs such as opening for Helen Sung at the Paul Brown Bushnell Park Monday Night Jazz Series 2018 Finale, debuted at the Side Door Jazz Club, the Walnut Hill Jazz series at the New Britain Museum of Art, Rubber City Jazz Festival and many more venues. Sarah Hanahan Quintet was awarded 2019 Best Jazz Band by CT Now Readers Poll.
Sarah was also awarded the great opportunity to participate in many Jazz programs over the last few summers. These programs have provided Sarah with mentorship from some of the best in the jazz world and have been invaluable experiences. She participated in prestigious programs such as the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center 2019, Jazz Aspen Snowmass with Christian McBride 2019, Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency 2019, Woodshed Network with Dee Dee Bridgewater 2019, and Ravinia Steans Jazz Institute 2018. These programs included working with jazz greats such as Christian McBride, Jason Moran, Gregory Hutchinson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Rufus Reid, Billy Childs, Tim Hagans, Marcus Printup, Peter Martin, Shelly Berg, Casey Benjamin, and many other greats. Sarah has the privilege to be a side person to many of her hero’s and mentors. Recently Sarah has been working with Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra playing first and second alto and touring nationwide. She has also been working with Jason Moran as part of a collaboration with the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Sarah lives in NYC and can be found playing at various clubs in the city.