Vocalist Sarah D'Angelo is an important and valued member of the Paul Keller Orchestra and the 7-piece Paul Keller Ensemble. Sarah's passionate singing, warm personality and bright smile light up the PKO's stage and make an instant connection with audiences. Her specialty is delivering heartfelt and personal interpretations of familiar songs from the Great American Songbook. She also loves to have fun by surprising her listeners with lesser-know gems that always enlighten and delight.
was born in Jamestown, NY and began formal studies in music at a young
age at the State University of New York; Fredonia. Though Sarahs
main interest from 19932003 was clarinet performance, she soon
discovered that she could bring much joy to music lovers as a vocalist.
While pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Clarinet Performance and
Music Education at West Virginia University (BM, '99), Sarah started
singing as a soloist for various church congregations and special events
throughout the Midwest.
passionate about all things music and her grace and musicianship in
all styles and genres continues to attract new fans. The inception for
her love for Jazz, and the great American song book was started by her
father, Curtis Barnes (Clarinet) and has continued through performance
with Mike Magner (Piano) and now with Paul Keller (Bass). Sarahs
greatest jazz influences are Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, and Keith
Sarah DAngelos professional clarinet resume includes stints with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, and Livonia Symphony Orchestra. Her vocal work history includes appearances at various festivals throughout Michigan, a guest solo shot with the Livonia Symphony Orchestra, and a long association with the band NINE .
Paul Keller says,"Our audiences adore Sarah and so do her bandmates.
She possesses a natural and intuitative jazz feel, spot-on pitch control,
a deep devotion to the study of her art, and a laid-back, friendly demeanor
that makes working with her a genuine pleasure! Sarah's charming and
intimate singing style brings a special dimension to each PKO and PKE
presentation and her beautiful clarinet playing is an extra added bonus!"
You can contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.