NYJC Summer School year(s): Short course 2013 Summer School 2014
Musicians’ Company Young Jazz Musician Award 2019
Winner of the Musicians’ Company Young Jazz Musician Award 2019, Vocalist Sahra Gure is already pipped by Jazzwise as ‘one to watch in 2020’.
Born in Berlin to German/Somali parents and raised in Norwich Sahra moved to London in 2015 after receiving a scholarship to study Jazz Voice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
After delving into the London Music Scene and featuring in various projects such as Ashley Henry’s Trio, Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra and Orphy Robinson’s Astral Weeks project. Sahra began developing her own unique sound blending Jazz, Soul, Reggae and more of the many genre’s of music London has to offer.
Sahra released her debut EP ‘Love me with me’, both written and produced by herself, in November 2019 and has received support from Bandcamp Daily, Worldwide FM & Jazz FM. Over the years her versatile approach to singing has seen her work with the likes of Orphy Robinson, Dele Sosimi, Cleveland Watkiss MBE, Ashley Henry, Tori Handsley, Mark Mondesir and Kishon Khan to name a few. Performing London Jazz Festival, Havana Jazz Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Jazz Cafe, Dimensions Festival, WOMAD Festival and many more.
Music is nothing without community. Where and when you find it is unknown but through organisations like NYJC you have a far greater chance of finding your musical tribe sooner. I met many faces in my time at NYJC and those are people that have crept up again and again throughout my musical life so far. It’s these friendly faces that make this musical journey far less intimidating”.