Interview by Scott Preston
Sarah Jarosz (pronounced juh-ROSE) shares her talent and love for music through her powerful, soulful voice, songwriting, and multi-instrumental skills which include mandolin, guitar, and clawhammer banjo. Sarah currently performs as a solo artist. At the age of 16, she has already been invited to perform on stage with many great musicians including Earl Scruggs; Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder; The David Grisman Quintet; The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience; Tim O’Brien, among many others.
In March of 2007, Sarah Jarosz won an Austin Music Award during the SXSW Music conference. She is the youngest individual to win an AMA since Charlie Sexton won in the mid-80s. Sarah was awarded a scholarship to attend “a Mandolin Symposium” at the University of California at Santa Cruz in the summer of 2007 for the fourth consecutive year. Sarah has been selected for seven years as a member of the OAKE (Kodaly) National Honor Choir. In the spring of 2007, she was inducted into the National Honor Society. Sarah’s goals are to continue to grow as a musician, singer, and songwriter, to strive to be the best person she can be, and to travel the world to share her music with people from all walks of life. She says it best herself: “I see myself spending my entire life doing what I love, and that love is music.” (from myspace.com/sarahjaroszmusic
Cincy Groove: So I understand you are at the airport right now? Where are you leaving from? and where are you heading?
Sarah Jarosz: I just came from Santa Cruz where they has the Mandolin Symposium. I haven’t slept yet because of all the jamming that was going on. I am actually now in Seattle, headed to a camp called Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend. Its with Derrick Powell and Tim O’Brien, I have never been there before so I am really excited. Read more