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JAZZ VOCALIST

"I know my stories and I know myself. Being an effective jazz singer means finding myself in the lyric and investing each word with meaning."

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NEW YORK CITY
BASED

 

Sari has appeared at leading Manhattan venues such as The Blue Note, Jazz at Kitano, 55 Bar, & Minton's Playhouse.

 

In the Hamptons, Sari has been featured at Shelter Island Jazzfest, LI Winterfest, and is a favorite at wineries across the North Fork.

Kessler has shared the stage with the legendary talents of Houston Person, Gene Bertoncini and many others.

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CRITICALLY
ACCLAIMED

 

With her debut album Do Right released in 2016, Sari Kessler has become a singular force in jazz, praised by critics for her recorded material and live performances alike. JazzTimes proclaimed her a “vital new voice,” stating, “Kessler maintains a welcome less-is-more approach that emphasizes the purity of her tone, with its enticing hint of duskiness, and the immaculate quality of her phrasing.” All About Jazz named her “a first-rate interpreter, (able) to tap into the marrow of a lyric and bring its essence to the foreground.” 

JAZZ VOCALIST
 

Sari Kessler Quintet- The Frim Fram Sauce- Live at Kitano

Sari Kessler Quintet- The Frim Fram Sauce- Live at Kitano