Sara Serpa & City Fragments - 8pm.

Photo by Carlos Ramos

Singing is music making. This is the essential thing, more important than the sound of the voice. Singing realizes its full potential when we are able to give voice without distortion or affectation to the entire spectrum of human emotion, within the dynamic form of music.” Lajos Szamosi, Libero Canto.

Music has been a part of vocalist Sara Serpa’s life since she started playing piano at age seven and singing in a youth choir that toured Portugal and France. As a teenager, she studied classical voice and piano at the Conservatory of Music in her native Lisbon, Portugal. Later on, while earning her college degree in Social Work, she found herself drawn to the jazz scene at Lisbon’s Hot Clube Jazz. The more involved in the city’s vibrant jazz culture she became, the more she wanted to be involved with contemporary improvisation and jazz. She decided to move to the US to attend Berklee College of Music and then the Jazz Program at Boston’s New England Conservatory.

”her subtlety and sureness command serious attention” -The New Yorker

Sara Serpa & City Fragments:

Sara Serpa, Sofia Rei & Aubrey Johnson- voices

André Matos- guitar

Tyshawn Sorey-drums

Meaghan Burke- cello



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