Sarah Elgeti is a passionate multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. Sarah has played saxophones, flute, clarinet and bass clarinet in various constellations. The releases with her own ensemble, the Sarah Elgeti Quartet, have made quite an impact on press and audience worldwide. The latest release Dawn Comes Quietly is not an exception:
In “Dawn Comes Quietly” one experiences a renewal in Sarah Elgeti’s approach to composing and arranging her music. Highlights are sure to be a handful of larger fugal-inspired woodwind compositions, in addition to some fresh lyrics with themes embracing the fragility and journey of life.
The sound is contemporary jazz, combining power and lyrical expression with a unique transparent Scandinavian blend. From beautiful ballads, groovy Latin and bebop-inspired swing tunes with a splash of odd meters and funk-all compositions are tastefully executed and skilfully enhanced by the broad range of instruments chosen.
”Saxophonist/flautist Sarah Elgeti is the latest Danish wonder to emerge on the international stage”– Edward Blanco, All About Jazz, US
In addition to composing the entire repertoire for the Sarah Elgeti Quartet, Sarah has composed music for many other ensembles including the saxophone quartet 4 Shades of Blue, the fusion orchestras Nordic Fusion and Troldspejlet, and has also written the lyrics for the electronic music project, Nattefrost.
Sarah Elgeti has played with musicians such as Phil Dwyer, Sidsel Storm, Tina Mweni, Søren Bebe, Morten Schantz, Etta Cameron, Finn Ziegler, Lars H.U.G. and many more. Sarah has worked as a theatre musician at various establishments including the Bellevue Theatre, as well as conducting for Big Bands including the Odsherred Big Band.
She also worked as an educator e.g. for various JazzDanmark projects and music schools.
“… a true international jazz maestro, one who both can and will make an indelible mark on the world of jazz…”
– Jan Bas Johansen, Who Is Who Of Jazz, UK
“Synchronize is a True Easy Listening Feast!..so elegant, smooth and effortless.. Positively Delicious!”
– Frithjof Strauss, JazzPodium, DE
”Sarah Elgeti`s “Into the Open” will likely be considered one of the best debut jazz releases of 2012…”
– Scott Albin, Jazz Times, US