Sarah was born in Wigton, Cumbria and whilst at school
studied trombone with Andy Berryman and was a member of the Northern Junior
Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Youth Brass Band.
She studied at Hull University and went on to gain a place on the postgraduate
course at the Royal Academy of Music receiving bass trombone tuition from Bob
Hughes. During this time, she was also a member of the Schleswig-Holstein
Since graduating Sarah has enjoyed a busy and varied freelance career, working
in both the orchestral and jazz scenes.
As well as working with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
English Chamber Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, she has played in a huge
variety of West End shows including Crazy For You, Phantom of the Opera, Guys
and Dolls, Les Miserables and Oliver. Sarah has collaborated with many artists across the jazz and pop world such as
Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzman, Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Tom Jones, Lulu and
Dannii Minogue. She has appeared on many film soundtrack recordings including Little Voice, The
Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Ronin, and was for many years a member of the house
band for the 'Parkinson' television show.
This year she is performing in the revival of the classic Broadway
musical ‘42nd Street’ at the Theatre Royal in London’s Drury Lane.
She was once described by a leading jazz critic as "quite glamorous"!