Sarah Chaplin grew up in Lancaster and while all her friends were into punk and new wave music, she had a secret passion for jazz. She played trombone during her teens, then took up the saxophone at the age of 21 while studying architecture at university. While her three children were growing up, the saxophone took a back seat, but in 2012 she started playing again and embarked upon a new dual existence as an author and a jazz musician, completing the three year jazz programme at Citylit as well as being active on the London jazz jam scene, eventually hosting the jazz jam at OSO Arts Centre in Barnes.
Having played gigs with many different line-ups across London including the London Jazz Flute Big Band, she now leads her own duo and septet. She released her debut album ‘Firehorse’ in March 2016, featuring 11 of her own tunes, and her debut vocal album ‘We Both Are Lost’ comes out in November 2017.
Sarah writes and arranges music, plays saxes and flutes, and is also a vocalist. She is co-founder of JAZZLONDONLIVE, the jazz listings site for London and the South East, and does occasional reviews and interviews for Jazzwise, LondonJazzNews and MOBO.
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