Welcome

Welcome to my site where you will find details of my latest news and concerts. You can also find links to my recordings and can contact me regarding any projects or events you are organising for which you require a singer.
Being a versatile and experienced singer I can offer a quality program for your Wedding, Corporate Event, or Private party. I work with a jazz guitarist or pianist as a duo.
I can also provide a quartet or trio for your special event or as a solo singer with backing tracks.
Please take the time to browse my site, look through my biography, listen to my recordings and contact me if you have any further questions.
 

Hi Martin and Sara   

What a fantastic night yesterday. I can't thank you enough. Everybody said what a brilliant time they all had. It wouldn't have been possible without you generously giving up your time, and talent.   

I hope you both enjoyed the evening and if it leads to you getting bookings in future that would be brilliant.   

I know James enjoyed it ( apart from the photo shoot) . It's always good to leave the audience wanting more and lots of people asked when we're doing it again? You can't get better than that's  

Thanks again  

David , Michelle and James 
Charity Event Jazz Evening with Martin Jewkes on piano

 

Hi Sara, Firstly, thank you again for your performance on Saturday, you were superb as usual. ”

— Dennis Hannant Spalding Food and Drink Festival

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Off The Cuff

Sara Hawkes

I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter) Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller) Your Heart Is As Black As Night (Melody Gardot) Do Nothing till you Hear From Me (Duke Ellington) Lazy Afternoon (John Larouche & Jerome Moss) One Note Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

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Spring is in The Air! 

The days are growing longer and Festival time will be with us soon. Plans are afoot for appearances in the area so look out for gigs around the Peterborough area this summer, I will soon be adding information to my site. This year I have set myself some goals, both personal and professional which in my opinion is always a useful exercise. The first one was getting some professional headshots done some of which you can see in the photos section on my website. These were taken by the very skilled Thomas Byron who certainly made me feel relaxed and good about the whole experience as Im not very keen on seeing myself in print!
Another very important professional goal is to spend more time improving my vocal technique so I have been revisiting some classical baroque pieces probably as far removed from Jazz and Blues as you can get -but the thing about classical singing is that it is more technically demanding and highlights all those bad habits that one indulges in and makes you look closely at those elements of technique that all singers need whatever genre they sing, such as attack, breath control, pitch accuracy and support. 
Next goal is to continue to develop my songwriting skills so recently i have got together with Leigh Odlin well known for his recording in the area and his film making but he also composes so we are having a go at writing the music to some Elizabethan song lyrics and giving it a modern twist will be interesting to see what emerges! Hey nonny no!!!
Please check back at my website for further information regarding live performances later in the year.

Summer Festivals 

June and July sees the begininngs of festival time Stamford Food and Drink Festival 2016 has myself and Ivan playing some cool jazz and blues on the big stage from 6-7pm Friday 17th June.
July 2-8th is The Oundle Fringe Festival myself and Peter are doing a number of gigs that week in various venues around Oundle on a "mini tour'as Peter put it. You cna check out their website for all their goings on. 

"The main week will see an eclectic mix of entertainment. A dance night headlined by Tap & Sync, Jazz with Sara Hawkes, classical from The Rusty Strings and the Ruffs, Rock with the Feastie Boys, Gone to the Dogs and many more, an Irish Concert with Ruff & Ready, Bluegrass with the Down County Boys etc etc.There will be art events and poetry, choirs and campfires…… 

Please watch this space the full programme will be available shortly www.oundlefringe.org.

Previous events

Sara Hawkes with Ivan Garford

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St Johns Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough

A first for the lunchtime series of concerts at St Johns with an offering of well known jazz standards from the American Songbook including George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others. Free Entry with suggested £4.00 donation

C-A-M-P An evening of Cabaret part of the Blackpool Pride Festival

The Galleon Bar, Blackpool

An evening of performances as part of the Blackpool Pride Festival 2017

Oct22

Sara Hawkes (vocals) Alan Henery (guitar) and Ivan Garford (bass)

Clare Cottage, Helpston nr Peterborough

Jazz@The Cottage event A Bit o Bossa songs by Jobim, Cole Porter etc. in the lovely John Clare centre drinks and snacks available. Tickets available from John Clare Cottage

Jul8

Sara Hawkes

Brew Babu, Oundle Northants

Myself and Peter Ravenhill as doing a couple of sets at this popular cafe in the centre of Oundle as part of the Oundle Fringe Festival

Jul6

Sara Hawkes and Peter Ravenhill

Dexters , Oundle Northants

As part of the Oundle Fringe Festival myself and Peter are doing a couple of sets in this very popular restaurant.

Apr23

Sara Hawkes

Spalding

Swing evening and Gala Dinner in aid of SSAFA at The Woodlands Hotel 80 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding with Dennis Hannant swing singer.

Dec11

Jazz At The Cottage

Clare Cottage Helpston, Nr Peterborough

A pre Christmas event of Jazz standards and Christmas songs to get you in the celebratory mood accompanied by the excellent Ivan Garford on the piano. Bar available. Tickets £5.00 please contact for reservations. Now SOLD OUT look out for the spring concert

Nov26

Sara Hawkes and Peter Ravenhill

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Doc Mason Radio Show, Peterborough

Appearing with Peter Ravenhill guitarist on the Doc Mason Radio Show Peterborough fm 87.7

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