Sahra Gure is an award-winning Berlin born, London based vocalist, composer and arranger. Born to a Somali father and German mother, Sahra grew up surrounded by different cultures and sounds that shaped her character and musical personality. Sahra began her musical life as a classical violinist. It wasn’t till she was 14, when she joined the Aldeburgh Young Musician program, that she discovered her love and passion for singing. Sahra was able to study with Brigitte Beraha, Cleveland Watkiss, Pete Churchill, Norma Winstone and many more before accepting a scholarship to study Jazz Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she has recently graduated. Despite her tender age of 22, Sahra’s versatile approach to singing has seen her collaborate with the likes of Orphy Robinson MBE, Dele Sosimi, Cleveland Watkiss MBE, Ashley Henry, Tori Handsley, Mark Mondesir and Kishon Khan to name a few. Performing at London Jazz Festival, Havana Jazz Festival, Electric Brixton, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Dimensions Festival, WOMAD Festival and many more.
On the 22nd November 2019 Sahra released her debut EP ‘Love Me, With Me’. Written and produced by herself and recorded live with her band at Soup Studios. ‘Love me with me’ is an organic project which takes listeners on a journey through the 7 stages of grief: shock, denial, guilt anger, depression, reconstruction and acceptance. Sahra has self-released ‘Love Me, With Me’ on her label SUN OF AGMIU. Songs from her EP have been played on BBC 6, Worldwide FM, Jazz FM, Netil Radio and more. The EP has been featured in Clash Magazine, Bonafide Magazine, the Vinyl Factory and Sahra has been listed as one of Jazzwise’s ‘ones to watch for 2020’ after her solo show at Rich Mix in September. ‘ A Soul-Jazz diva with songwriting smarts’ Jane Cornwell
Musicians’ Company Award: Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2019
Page Updated: Jan 2020
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