“Sarah Clausen is one of a new generation of musicians currently making waves in Chicago’s fertile creative music scene.” -tim daisy/Option curator
Sarah Clausen is an alto saxophonist and composer based in Chicago, IL. Utilizing space, unique melodic content, and diverse textures, Sarah has developed an approach to improvisation and composition that is inspired by many musical traditions. While completing her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at Northern Illinois University, Sarah studied under renowned Chicago Saxophonist Geof Bradfield, and had the opportunity to work with artists such as Steve Coleman, Anna Webber, Jon Finlayson, Maria Grand, Jon Irabagon, John O’Gallager, and James Falzone.
Sarah performs regularly with Glass Jaw, a trio co-lead by drummer Emerson Hunton, bassist Jakob Heinemann. This versatile trio of young improvisers came together over a year ago and has been cultivating a wide repertoire of original music and variety of approaches ever since.
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