Sarah Jerrom's Magpie

  • June 26, 2024
  • 6:30 pm
  • TD Main Stage - OLG Grove



Sarah Jerrom is a vocalist, pianist, composer, and arranger specializing in jazz and creative music, taking her inspiration from lyric-driven melodies, genre-defying instrumentation and experimental soundscapes. As a bandleader, Sarah has released four critically-acclaimed albums to date: Magpie, a double album featuring her original eighty-six-minute suite for extended jazz orchestra (2024, TPR Records), Dream Logic (2021, TPR Records), which showcases a collection of original songs recorded by her contemporary jazz quartet of the same name, The Yeats Project (2017), featuring W.B. Yeats’s poetry set to original music and orchestrated for a nine-piece chamber jazz ensemble, and Illuminations (2007), which encompasses original compositions, jazz-inspired arrangements of contemporary songs and traditional jazz standards.

Headliner performances include Brock University’s Centre for the Arts, The Music Gallery, The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, and many of Toronto’s top jazz clubs and Ontario-based jazz festivals. Sarah has performed with renowned jazz artists such as Reg Schwager, Ingrid Jensen, and Carnatic-fusion guitarist Prasanna; she has sung with Alex Samaras’ vocal group, GREX. She has received several awards for her compositions including the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival’s 2013 Special Project Initiative for “The Yeats Project.” A 2005 graduate of the University of Toronto jazz program, Sarah has studied composition under renowned Canadian composers Christine Jensen, Christopher Smith, Rick Wilkins (O.C.) and Andrew Downing. Sarah is a passionate music educator and private instructor, maintaining a private studio of voice, piano, and composition students.