“Her voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers”
“How soon before it will become normal to think about her as one of the best jazz singers this country has? “
SEBASTIAN SCOTNEY – LONDON JAZZ NEWS
“Rarely does a jazz singer grace our scene with such breathtaking authenticity and natural flair. Dowling is this thing.”
Voted Best Vocalist in the British Jazz Awards 2019, Sara Dowling is gaining fame as one of the most talented jazz singers in the UK. She first trained as a cellist at Chetham’s and the RNCM, before emerging as a powerful and expressive jazz vocalist and composer. Her most important influences are Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan.
Although her vocal approach is steeped in the jazz idiom and its repertoire, Sara is now coming forth with her own original sound that resonates in her compositions as well as her unique approach to standards.
The fabulous fearlessness with which she approaches the act of singing, the burning conviction, the irresistible communicative power and jaw-dropping musicality she brings to it makes Sara one of the UK’s leading Jazz vocalists.
Sara has released two albums under her own name, From Shadows Into Light and Two Sides Of Sara. She is currently working on the production and release of her third album as a leader, titled ‘Right Now‘. Focused on original compositions and arrangements, ‘Right Now‘ features some of Europe’s finest musicians (Ross Stanley on piano, Dario Di Lecce on bass and Steve Brown on drums) and it will be released in autumn 2021. Subscribe to Sara’s monthly newsletter to receive updates about the new album.