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 alto 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, including hosting the jazz jams at Sligo Jazz Festival in 2015 & 2016.

Having since taken up singing, soprano sax and flute, Sarah has played gigs with many different line-ups across London including the London Jazz Flute Big Band, and 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’ came out in November 2017.

Sarah also writes and arranges music for small ensembles. 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 as well as hosting her own weekly TV show ‘Giant Steps’ on the Conscious Consumer Network, which features a bit of jazz as part of every show.

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