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Sara Caswell “is a brilliant world-class violinist...one of the very best of the present generation of emerging young jazz stars” according to David Baker, internationally-renowned jazz educator and Director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Rooted in an early exposure to a variety of musical genres, Sara’s technical facility on the violin intertwined with her gift for lyricism continues to attract growing attention to her artistry as a jazz soloist, sideman, and teacher.
Sara leads the Sara Caswell Quartet and co-leads the Caswell Sisters Quintet with her sister, vocalist Rachel, in concerts at colleges and universities nationwide.
Sara and Rachel are currently working on a new recording project with acclaimed pianist Fred Hersch. In addition, Sara regularly performs with Roseanna Vitro, Jody Redhage, the Nadje Noordhuis Quintet, Alan Ferber’s Nonet with Strings, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, and mandolinist Joseph Brent.
A member of the New York Pops, Sara has been a featured soloist with them several times. During 2010-11, Sara toured 5 continents with bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding. Sara has also toured with violinist Mark O’Connor, and violinist Darol Anger. Other artists with whom she has performed and/or recorded include Lynne Arriale, John Clayton, Charlie Byrd, and Bucky Pizzarelli.