Seattle-Born Jazz Singer Sara Gazarek Comes Home To Give Back

May 21, 2013 / No Comments

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SEATTLE — Singer Sara Gazarek didn’t grow up with a lot of exposure to jazz — after all, Seattle is really known more for grunge (and, recently, hip-hop) than for crooning voices and downtown piano bars. But when she joined the jazz choir in high school, she fell in love with the genre. Now, she’s an award-winning performer with a new album, who’s using her star power to inspire future generations of musicians — or at least help students understand a genre that often feels elusive.