Sarah Marie Young Resume

      Sarah Marie Young
www.sarahmarieyoung.com | sarahyoungmusic@gmail.com | 773.963.2724

Education:
Columbia College, Chicago, IL. B.A. in Vocal Performance. Studied jazz voice, secondary studies in jazz piano. Half Tuition scholarship. 2005-2008.
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN. Liberal Arts. Studied French, Italian, French Literature. 2003-2004.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington IN. Classical Vocal Performance. Studied classical and gospel voice, African American music history, secondary studies in classical piano, French and Italian diction. 2000-2002.
Broad Ripple Magnet High School, Indianapolis, IN. Studied classical voice, secondary studies in classical piano. 1996-2000.

Awards:
1st place winner of the Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition. 2011.
Public Prize winner of the Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition. 2011.
Semi-finalist in The Thelonious Monk International Jazz Voice Competition. 2010.
Winner of Classical Meets Gospel Competition of Indiana. 2000.


Musical Experience as a Leader:
The Sarah Marie Young Band, Chicago, IL. Jazz, latin, soul, original music. Over 300 song repertoire. Instruments include, keys, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet. Also skilled as jazz pianist in a solo vocalist/pianist setting. 2007-present.

SHOWCASES:
The Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club, The Skokie Theater, The Morse Theatre, The Mayne Stage, The Apollo Theatre, Park West, The Velvet Lounge Jazz Club, Club Blu Jazz, The Chicago Cultural Center, Jazzin' at The Shedd Aquarium.

RESTAURANT'S/BARS: Park 52, Schubas, The Empty Bottle, Wise Fools Pub, Uncommon Ground, Flatwater, Lagniappe, M Lounge, Chant, The Peninsula, Pete Miller's, Bistro Campagne, Big Fish, Lily's Bar, The Wabash Tap, The Odyssey cruise lines. 

AS A SOLO VOCALIST/PIANIST:
Stetsons in the Hyatt, The Signature Room in the Hancock, Pete Miller's, Philander's, Reza's Restaurant.

Musical Experience as a Featured Performer in Groups/Projects:
The Swing Assembly, Chicago, IL. Jazz and pop big band music. 2010-present.
SMS Trio, Chicago, IL. Vocal jazz trio with rhythm section. With vocalists Saalik Ahmad Ziyad and Milton Suggs, specializing in vocalese. 2010-present.
The Chicago Yestet, Chicago, IL. Original groove oriented jazz music. Large jazz ensemble includes renowned drummer Dana Hall, guitarist Jeff Parker, Trumpeter Roger Ingram, and Saxophonist John Wojchichowski. 2009-present.
The Tim Fitzgerald Quartet, Chicago, IL. Straight ahead and modern jazz music. 2008-present.
The Matt Young Group. Chicago, IL. Motown, R&B, jazz music. Corporate and wedding events band, 2007-2010.
Déjà Vu Band, Chicago, IL. Pop and rock music. 2006-2009.
The Al Sofia Orchestra. Corporate and wedding events band, Chicago, IL. 300 R&B, pop, rock music. 2006-2008.
Columbia College Big Band. Director Scott Hall. Chicago, IL 2006-2008.
Columbia College Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Director Mimi Rohlfing. 2005-2006.
Columbia College R&B Ensemble. Director Check Webb. 2005-2006.
The Dick Prall Band, Chicago, IL. Back-up vocalist/keyboardist. Pop/rock. 2004-2005.
Secret Girl, Bloomington, IN. Back-up vocalist/keyboardist. Indie Rock. 2003-2004
The Nods, Indianapolis, IN. Frontwoman/keyboardist. Indie Rock. 2002-2003.
Sojourner Gospel Group, African-American Choral Ensemble Bloomington, IN. All women's gospel group. 2000-2002.

Musical Experience as an Instructor/Director:
Urban Village Church, Chicago, IL. Worship Leader, Choir Director. Gospel and contemporary Christian music. 2010-present.
Vivace Music, Chicago, IL. Classical and jazz voice/piano instructor. 2009-present.
Columbia College, Chicago, IL. Vocal Consultant for R&B, Pop, Jazz Ensembles. 2009-2010.
Bodhi Spiritual Center, Chicago, IL. Musical and Choir Director. 2008-2009.
Allegro Music Center, Park Ridge, IL. Jazz and pop voice/piano instructor. 2008-2009.
Gallery 37/After School Matters, South Shore High School, Chicago, IL. Songwriting and Producing Instructor. 2007-2008.

Discography:
Sarah Marie Young, Is It A Color. Victorian Recording Studios, Barrington, IL. 2010.
Sarah Marie Young, Expressive. Victorian Recording Studios, Barrington, IL 2009.


Milton Suggs, Things To Come. Duet vocals Cuz I'm In Love With You. Soundmine Studios, Chicago IL. 2010.
Quazi Exotix, Quazi Exotix. Lead/backing vocals. Studio Chicago, Chicago, IL. 2010.
Natalie Oliveri, Eclectic Soul. Backing vocals. Rax Trax, Chicago, IL. 2009.
Bodhi Spiritual Center, Something For Everybody. Compilation CD. Chicago, IL. 2009
The Matt Young Group, Chicago Motown. Lead/backing vocals. Fullerton Recording Studios, Chicago, IL. 2008.
Live, Live at the Paradiso. Backing vocals. Gravity Studios, Chicago, IL. 2008.
The Matt Young Group, Diggin' In. Lead vocals. Columbia College Studios, Chicago, IL. 2007.
Columbia College R&B Ensemble Demo. Chuck Webb Home Studio, Chicago, IL. 2005.
Dick Prall, Fizzlebuzzie. Backing vocals, keys, moog. RaxTrax Studios, Chicag

Updated:  September 19, 2011

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