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The Yeats Project

Sarah’s new album, The Yeats Project, is now available on CDBaby and iTunes!

The Yeats Project is a contemporary chamber jazz group that features the poetry of William Butler Yeats.

With original music and arrangements by Sarah Jerrom, the featured poems reflect upon themes such as spirituality, life as an artist, death, defeat and love.

The group’s 9-piece instrumentation is comprised of strings, woodwinds, brass and a traditional jazz rhythm section with Jerrom on vocals. The ensemble, led by conductor Tom Richards, features some of Toronto’s top established and emerging musicians.

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Blending the elements of jazz, improvisation and classical music, The Yeats Project presents the words of W.B. Yeats set to music in a completely unprecedented style and approach. This distinctive interpretation and the ensemble’s unique combination of instruments played by a specially formed group of top-flight, multi-influenced musicians makes The Yeats Project a rarity in terms of concept and sound.

 

Featuring:

“It was the arranging which struck me when I first heard the (Yeats Project’s) music back in 2012; the poems lend themselves to beautiful, lush treatments, and Sarah uses the ensemble’s nine instruments to great effect. The result is contemporary sounding but still tuneful, an interesting mix of chamber music and improvisation; Sarah’s impressive vocals soar over top.”

– Josh Grossman – Artistic Director, Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival

Articles:

March 5, 2015It’s Special Projects Time!: Josh Grossman, Artistic Director, Toronto Downtown Jazz

February 26, 2015Lots To See And Do In Niagara This Weekend!: Mike Saunders’ Fine Music Blog

February 25, 2015Sarah Jerrom’s Poetic Jazz Comes To Brock: John Law, St. Catharines Standard

March 2013TO Jazz News From Josh: Toronto Jazz E-News

March 2013Five Things To Do In Toronto On The Weekend Of Mar. 15 – 17: Toronto Life

February 2013And The Winners Are… Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival News

Downloads:

ARTIST BIOS (PDF)

THE YEATS PROJECT @ THE MUSIC GALLERY MAR. 16, 2013 (1) (JPG)

THE YEATS PROJECT @ THE MUSIC GALLERY MAR. 16, 2013 (2) (JPG)

FEATURED POEMS BY W.B. YEATS (PDF)

ARRAY SPACE POSTER (PDF)

BROCK UNIVERSITY’S CENTRE FOR THE ARTS POSTER (PDF)

MUSIC GALLERY POSTER (PDF)

Upcoming Shows:

No shows booked at the moment.

Past Shows:

DateCityVenue
03/11/15Toronto, ONArray Space
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Address: 155 Walnut Ave.. Conductor: Tom Richards. Vocals and music: Sarah Jerrom. With Ernesto Cervini (drums), Andrew Downing (cello), Aleksandar Gajic (viola), Johnny Griffith (bass clarinet), Tara Kannangara (flugelhorn, trumpet), Rob McBride (double bass), Carissa Neufeld (piano), and Linnea Thacker (violin). Show info. More information
02/27/15St. Catharines, ONBrock University’s Centre For The Arts
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $28.50 adults; $22.50 seniors/students; $5 eyeGo high school program.. Box office: (905) 688 5550 x3257. Address: 500 Glenridge Ave.. Conductor: Tom Richards. Vocals and music: Sarah Jerrom. With Ernesto Cervini (drums), Andrew Downing (cello), Aleksandar Gajic (viola), Johnny Griffith (bass clarinet), Tara Kannangara (flugelhorn, trumpet), Rob McBride (double bass), Carissa Neufeld (piano), and Linnea Thacker (violin). Presented by Brock University’s Centre for the Arts Encore! Professional Concert Series.
03/16/13Toronto, OntarioThe Music Gallery
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $25/$15 for members/$20 in advance. Box office: 416.204.1080. Address: 197 John Street. Venue phone: 416.204.1080.

A TDJ Special Project

The Yeats Project makes its debut at this St. Patrick’s-themed concert. With Ernesto Cervini (drums), Andrew Downing (cello), Aleksandar Gajic (viola), Julia Hambleton (bass clarinet), Rob McBride (double bass), Carissa Neufeld (piano), Tom Richards (conductor), Linnea Thacker (violin), and Kevin Turcotte (flugelhorn).
Doors open at 7pm.
Show info. More information
11/30/12Toronto, ONHart House
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free admission. Address: 7 Hart House Circle. With Ernesto Cervini (drums), Chris Donnelly (piano), Julia Hambleton (bass clarinet), Rob McBride (bass), and Amanda Penner (viola). Featuring a special sneak-peek performance of The Yeats Project as a six-piece ensemble.

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