Sarah D'Angelo & Jake Reichbart Trio
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ABOUT SARAH D'ANGELO
Upon moving to Michigan in the fall of 2001 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Michigan (MM, '03), Sarah crossed paths various jazz musicians that jump started her musical pursuits in a new direction. With composer and musician Chad Hughes (Sir Wick Productions) Sarah began to gain some attention as a vocalist. Sarah’s “Thank You, Lord” on the debut CD Sir Wick; An Interpretation of A Universal Language has been reviewed as one of the best independent releases in 2008. Other Sir Wick recordings include; Portrait of Rafael with saxophonist Rafael Statin; and Christmas at Wick’s. In 2014, she finished her first Big Band CD, “Happiness” with the PKO, having released “At Sundown” in 2012 featuring the At Sundown jazz quartet and most recently the 2016 release of “My Blue Heaven”. She is also featured on the 2014 release of Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Band’s “Do Something”.
Sarah is passionate about all things music and her grace and musicianship in all styles and genres continues to attract new fans. It has continued through her regular associations with Paul Keller and through performances with many great Michigan and national jazz artists such as Ellen Rowe, Alex Graham, Rafael Statin and Johnny Trudell. Sarah D’Angelo’s professional clarinet resume includes stints with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, and Livonia Symphony Orchestra. Her vocal work history includes appearances at various jazz festivals throughout Michigan including the Grand Labor Day Jazz Festival on Mackinac Island, the Michigan Jazz Festival, the GRandJazzFest and Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz and BBQ Festival. Sarah’s love for a variety of styles of music and has led to a long association with the pop/rock band NINE, Sarah and the Deadlies and the Detroit’s Blue Water Kings. Sarah sings and plays clarinet regularly in the metro Detroit area as a freelance artist and with such groups as the Paul Keller Orchestra/Septet/Trio, The Easy Street Jazz Band and The “At Sundown” Quartet.
ABOUT JAKE REICHBART
Jake Reichbart won WEMU-FM’s Emily Remler scholarship for best jazz guitarist in 1991. Since then, he has been among the busiest guitarists in the greater Detroit region. As a sideman, he appears on countless recordings and jingles and has performed alongside Motown legends and jazz greats alike, logging over 4,600 live gigs.
Reichbart’s passion, though, has always been solo guitar, citing Joe Pass, Tuck Andress and Tommy Emmanuel as his main influences, while creating a unique voice of his own. He can arrange for the guitar nearly any tune imaginable, drawing from any and every musical style. His CDs 16 Songs and Long Ago and Far Away have received nominations for best jazz recording at the Detroit Music Awards and have garnered rave reviews from such prestigious publications as All Music Guide, Just Jazz Guitar, and Cadence, as well as from numerous radio stations across the US and abroad.
He has performed for two US presidents, the Michigan Governor's Inaugural Ball three times, and for countless other similar events. His instructional DVDs are distributed by the largest publisher in the world, Hal Leonard Corporation and he was featured on the front cover of the May 2012 issue of Just Jazz Guitar magazine, which included a lengthy interview and a transcription of one of his arrangements. Jake cites his most enjoyable solo work as being the “restaurant guitarist,” creating long-term relationships and enjoying a loyal following. For the past 20 years, he has been performing on Wednesday evenings at Ann Arbor’s most famous restaurant, The Earle.Back to Events