October 23, 2019
8PM & 10PM
$10/ $5 students & musicians

Sarah Partridge – vocals
Marlene Rosenberg – bass
Greg Artry – drums
Allen Farnham – piano

Sarah Partridge grew up in Boston and Birmingham, Alabama, listening to jazz vocalists around the house, soaking up her father’s albums of Ella Fitzgerald, Chris Connor, Dakota Staton, Irene Kral, and Sarah Vaughan.

Partridge released her debut I’ll Be Easy to Find in 1998, a widely acclaimed album [“She’s a pleasure to hear in any emotional guise, whether one of regret or exaltation” — Billboard] featuring veteran jazz greats like Frank Wess, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Gene Bertoncini. She has grown exponentially with each new recording: Blame it on My Youth, 2004; You Are There, Song for My Father, 2006; Perspective, 2010; and the long-awaited I Never Thought I’d Be Here, 2015. And now Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian captures an artist fully in command of her craft. Surrounded by an enviably sympathetic cast of collaborators, Partridge has expanded the possibilities for fellow vocalists, bringing the work of an American original firmly into the jazz fold.