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säje: the debut album preview shows
säje: the debut album preview shows

Tue, Oct 05


Sam First

säje: the debut album preview shows

säje is: Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Erin Bentlage. Featuring Dawn Clement (p), Ben Williams (b) and Christian Euman (d), with special surprise guests.” 2 sets, at 7:30pm & 9pm | 21+

Oct 05, 2021, 7:30 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Join the GRAMMY® nominated vocal supergroup, säje (rhymes with “beige”), as they preview the music they’ll be recording for their debut album! The ensemble is the brainchild of vocalist/composers 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 (The Bad Plus, YEBBA, Björk, etc). After debuting an inspiring and energized set at the 2020 Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans in January of 2020, säje went on to tour multiple jazz festivals and clubs  from January to March. During quarantine, säje received their first GRAMMY® nomination, for their first composition “Desert Song” in the Best Arrangement Instruments and Vocals category. They also received the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Award for their second composition “Wisteria” as well as their first Jazz Journalists Association Award Nomination for “Best Vocal Jazz Group”. Their debut album is expected to be released in Spring of 2021. The union of säje is rooted in the tradition of joy, curiosity, lush harmony, heart-felt expression, and profound sisterhood.

Sam First | 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:00pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required upon entry.

Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.


  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only.

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  • 2nd set ticket (9:00pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only.

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