Sarah Wilson

by | May 1, 2022 | News

Today’s guest deejay is trumpeter, singer, and composer Sarah Wilson .

I listened to Sarah a lot while brainstorming ideas for Genius and Soul. One of her tracks from her Kaleidoscope album popped up on my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify. Very serendipitous. I became an instant fan and caught up with her two previous albums: Trapeze Project and Music for an Imaginary Play.

Naturally, I reached out to her to guest deejay on the show.

Sarah will mention that she was part of The Bread & Puppet Theater in the 90s.

If you’re not familiar with The Bread and Puppet Theater, it is a politically radical puppet theater, active since the 1960s, based in Vermont. Some of the puppets are silly, and some are grotesque. I’ve seen The Bread and Puppet Theater once or twice in Boston in the 90s, and it left an impression.

I can’t help but wonder if Sarah was part of the troupe at the performances I saw.

Sarah’s mix is originally in part an act of meditation during a pandemic. She certainly didn’t expect the conflict in Ukraine to be the backdrop for today’s show. But here we are. I hope today’s show is a distraction from this events and maybe offer some solace for the next hour.

Last night, Sarah performed her SFJAZZ debut with her new brass-heavy chamber groove project, Brass Tonic.

Her performance will be rebroadcast today, March 12th, at 11AM Pacific.

Online access is available by becoming an SFJAZZ Digital Member. Tickets and Info can be found at

The interstitial music heard on today’s show is “Fall Has Arrived” from Sarah’s album, Trapeze Project.

Join us next week when our guest deejay will be award-winning singer, saxophonist, and songwriter Grace Kelly.

  1. Sarah Wilson "Aspiration” from Kaleidoscope
  2. Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts “There Comes a Time” from Wake Up! (To What’s Happening)
  3. Henry Threadgill “Official Silence” from Makin’ a Move
  4. Myra Melford “Red Land (For Don Reich)” from Life Carries Me This Way
  5. Mal Waldron “Warm Canto (feat. Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin)” from The Quest
  6. Dave Holland “Conference of the Birds” from Conference of the Birds
  7. Dave Douglas “Charms of the Night Sky” from Charms of the Night Sky
  8. Wayne Shorter “Ponte de Areia” from Native Dancer
  9. Gonzalo Rubalcaba “Recordando A Tchaikowsky” from Mi Gran Pasion