Sarah Slonim has made a name for herself on the New York City jazz scene as "a fantastic young pianist with an original concept and a delightful feel" (-Spike Wilner). Musicians and audiences often note Sarah’s beautiful touch and soulful and swinging approach to the music. She works regularly as a bandleader and sideman and top jazz clubs and other venues throughout the city. She currently holds a residency at Smalls Jazz Club where she performs with her trio every other Thursday. Sarah is also a member of the SIJ Trio, which was recently selected to perform at the International Women in Jazz Festival in New York City.
In addition to performing, Sarah is a dedicated educator. She works to provide mentorship and instruction to the next generations of musicians and increase audience appreciation. She has conducted assemblies, workshops, and clinics throughout the United States for learners of all ages and experience levels. She also teaches a large studio of private piano students in the NYC area.
Sarah was born and raised in Seattle and graduated with a B.M. in Jazz Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics from Michigan State University in 2011.