Wed. April 1, 7 - 10 p.m.

Sarah D'Angelo

Sarah D’Angelo does it with verve, class, confidence, poise, perfect intonation, spot-on phrasing, terrific dynamic, personal expression and loads of love.

Sarah D’Angelo is a sought after and active Detroit based multi-genre singer and clarinetist. She performs regularly with an array of local artists, including the nationally in-demand, Paul Keller with whom she is the featured singer of his Big Band, small ensembles and several albums.

Sarah also leads her own trio and quintet with whom she has most recently recorded her first solo album, Medicine Man. D’Angelo has been featured on several albums as a singer, clarinetist, composer and lyricist. Sarah can be seen performing all over Michigan’s venues and festivals like Cliff Bells, the Dirty Dog Jazz Café, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Lansing JazzFest, Michigan Jazz Festival, Grand Jazz Fest and lots more! While she is based in Detroit, she performs at festivals and venues nationally with jazz artists including Jim Martinez, Will Matthews (Count Basie Orchestra), Cleave Guyton Jr. (Duke Ellington Orchestra) and has sung and played alongside Cecile McColrin Salvant, John Pizzarelli, and Paquito D’Rivera.

Moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan to pursue her post graduate classical studies, D’Angelo was lit on fire by the Detroit jazz, funk and gospel she was experiencing. Continuing her studies, she explored singing professionally and found an exhilarating freedom of musical expression in jazz, blues, gospel and pop with some of the artists influencing her most being Janis Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Esperanza Spalding and Blossom Dearie. She has since been singing, playing, recording, writing, trail running and rescuing strays in and around Detroit and around the US.

Michigan based jazz singer and clarinetist Sarah D’Angelo has embarked on her first solo album, joined by a bevy of incredible local jazz artists to create the spiritual journey of Medicine Man.
The album’s swinging, soulful, contemplative and bluesy range has everything to do with the killer line up of musicians on the tracks. The core quartet is made up of Canadian-based musicians Michael Palazzolo on bass, pianist Kevin Grenier and Ann Arbor’s own Jesse Kramer playing the drums. D’Angelo asked her long-time collaborator, friend and local jazz hero, Paul Keller to join with now New York based drummer Stephen Beogelhold, pianist Corey Kendrick and guitarist Sasha Kesperko for additional tracks. With husband, Mark D’Angelo playing percussion and soulful tenor saxophonist Bobby Streng rounding out the list of players, the album brings a bit of something for everyone’s unique listening pallet.

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With the goal of providing amazing hospitality with minimal rules, the Blue LLama Jazz Club doesn't have a mandatory cover charge when featuring local and regional artists. However, our mission is to bring the best talent to our community and you will see an optional cover line on the check. While it's not required, you're welcome to add the suggested amount per person to help us continue our mission of presenting amazing music five days a week on the Blue LLama stage.
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