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JPR Live Session: säje - Friday, September 21st at Noon

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säje - Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, Sara Gazarek, and Erin Bentlage

On Friday, September 21st at Noon, JPR will broadcast a JPR Live Session with the vocal supergroup säje on Open Air.

The critically acclaimed vocal supergroup, säje (rhymes with “beige”), is the brainchild of vocalists Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Erin Bentlage. Born out of close friendship and incredibly deep admiration, these world-renowned artists, composers, and arrangers have come together to explore, create, and celebrate the music that moves them.

As individuals, each artist has crafted their own notable solo career, and now are delighted to bring their collective voices to this union, traversing a vast array of compelling original material, beloved jazz standards, and contemporary re-imaginings (Alina Engibaryan, YEBBA, Johnny Cash, etc).

After debuting a moving set at the 2020 Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans this last January, säje went on to tour multiple jazz festivals from January to March, ending in a three-night residency at Sam First in Los Angeles. säje is rooted in the tradition of joy, curiosity, lush harmony, heart-felt expression, and profound sisterhood.

Listen Friday, September 21st at Noon for a JPR Live Session with säje on JPR's Rhythm & News Service. To listen online, click the orange "Play" button at the top of the page and select "Rhythm & News."