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Sarah Jane Cion

Sarah Jane Cion was the 1st Place Winner of the internationally acclaimed 17th Annual Great American Jazz Piano Competition held in Jacksonville Florida on November 11th, 1999. The judges were Horace Silver, Kenny Barron, Ellis Marsalis, Benny Green and Bill Charlap. Ms. Cion's trio performed in Japan at the prestigious Fukuoka Blue Note for the month of January in 2000 and Sarah appeared on the Nationally syndicated NPR radio show "Piano Jazz" with Marian McPartland on February 8th, 2000.

Sarah has performed with young and older jazz legends such as Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Anita O'Day, Della Griffin, Ralph Lalama, Alan Harris, Carmen Leggio, Dr. Lyn Christie, Bucky Pizzarelli, Don Braden, and many others. She is often found performing with New York City mainstay big bands such as the Lew Anderson Big Band at Birdland and is currently performing with bestselling author and tenorman James McBride. Her debut CD, Indeed! features alto saxophonist Antonio Hart, drummer Tony Reedus and other young jazz giants. Her second CD Moon Song was released internationally on the Naxos Jazz label in May of 2000 featuring Phil Palombi, Chris Potter and Billy Hart. Moon Song was the 4th best selling Modern Jazz album in Japan in April 2000, and reached number 15 on the U.S. Gavin Reports on June 22nd, 2000. Her third CD, Summer Night was released in October of 2001, featuring saxophone giant Michael Brecker, and the reprise of Billy Hart and Phil Palombi. On February 25th, 2002, Summer Night reached number 12 on the Yellowdog Jazz Charts.

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Livia Devereux: Night Winds Whisper

Read "Night Winds Whisper" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

New York City vocalist Livia Devereux sings con brio. She packs a passel of this con brio into a brief set of eight songs with a total time less than 30 minutes. However, brevity is the soul of wit, and Devereux has no trouble rendering her music to the bare bone. The title, Night Winds Whisper, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Livia Devereux: Night Winds Whisper

Read "Night Winds Whisper" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Night Winds Whisper--clocking in at a mere twenty-five minutes--seems like more of a teaser than a full blown album, but vocalist Livia Devereux still manages to put her own stamp on some classics during this record's brief life span. One of the most intriguing aspects of Devereux's delivery is the way that she manages to infuse ...

Summer Night

Label: Naxos
Released: 2007
Track listing: Never Never Land, Part B. Pure Imagination; Walking On the Moon; Summer Night; Gabrielle; Stage One; Prisoner Of War; Safflower; Solo Piano Medley.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sarah Jane Cion: Summer Night

Read "Summer Night" reviewed by Greg Henry Waters

It takes a lifetime to become a real artist. Mozart, with all his talent, didn't write any mature music until he was twenty-five years old. What a task to take on and Sarah Jane Cion has done just that, with all the pain and non-glory that goes with being an artist. Cion is a pianist who ...

Summer Night

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Never Never Land/Pure Imagination; Walking On The Moon; Summer Night; Gabrielle; Stage One; Prisoner Of War; Psychic Warrior; The Safflower; You Won't Forget About Me/Why Did I Choose You/Maturity (FromCinema Paradiso). (Total Time: 50:38)

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sarah Jane Cion: Summer Night

Read "Summer Night" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Ms. Cion's follow up to Moon Song will not disappoint; she is a major dynamo in a quiet and lyrical sort of way. Sarah Jane Cion, the jazz pianist-composer, has a beautiful consistency about her. For her follow up to last year's well-received Moon Song, she has chosen another nocturnal title, Summer Night. Her compositions on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sarah Jane Cion: Summer Night

Read "Summer Night" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Ms. Cion's follow up to Moon Song will not disappoint; she is a major dynamo in a quiet and lyrical sort of way. Sarah Jane Cion, the jazz pianist-composer, has a beautiful consistency about her. For her follow up to last year's well-received Moon Song, she has chosen another nocturnal title, Summer Night. Her compositions on ...

Moon Song

Label:
Released: 2000
Track listing: A Pond Beneath The Moon; Last Cha Cha At Longbeach; Moon Song; Samba Picara; Waltz For Fall; Blues For Chick; Suncycle; How Long Has This Been Going On; Solo Piano Medley: I'll Keep Loving You; Ballad Of The Sad Young Men; What If. (Total Time: 55.23)

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sarah Jane Cion: Moon Song

Read "Moon Song" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

A New Face on Jazz. Sarah Jane Cion, the conservatory-trained (the New England Conservatory) phenomenon, was awarded First Place in the 1999 Great American Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville Florida. From there she found her way into the arms of Naxos Jazz, which has now has produced her first recording as a leader, Moon Song. She ...


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