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Sarah Jane Cion

Pianist Sarah Jane Cion has developed a solid reputation for herself as a sideman and composer, but now, after finishing her second release, Moon Song, on the Naxos Jazz label, she’s focused on her role as a leader and being positioned to express herself “more emotionally and from my heart.”

Introduced to jazz at the tender age of 14 by her father, Cion, at his urging, began studying jazz piano in Boston. “The teacher’s prerequisite was for me to buy a copy of Kind of Blue, and when I heard Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly, that was it! I knew I had to play that way.”

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