Earshot: Sarah Manning

Saxophonist and composer Sarah Manning‘s Transmuting Anger is a series of melodic fragments cued by alchemy symbols and tied together with improvised music, focused on the exploration of women’s anger around #metoo, sexism and sexual harassment. Featuring Manning (alto sax), Briggan Krauss (guitar), Peggy Lee (cello) Dylan van der Schyff (drums). Manning’s playing is “like a blade cutting into Viscera” (WBGO). She fights for creative sustainability by building empathy between artist and fan through performing and writing.

Manning has released four critically acclaimed albums. Her most recent release, Harmonious Creature (Posi-Tone, 2014) received 4 stars in Down Beat Magazine and was chosen as a top ten Jazz album of 2014 by the LA Times. In addition to a Fellowship in Composition from the MacDowell Colony in 2012, she has received grants from the Northampton Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation to support performance residencies that break down the barrier between artist and audience.

Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival.