Sara Azriel is an eclectic singer and songwriter whose music combines the universality of pop, the sincerity of folk, and the richness of soul music. "The artists that had the most colossal effect on me growing up were Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley." It is easy to see how these legends influence her artistry-- Azriel displays an unparalleled emotionalism in her vocal performance.
Born on the shores of Lake Michigan into a large musical family, Sara has criss-crossed the country pursuing her music. "I've always been a bit of a lone wolf. I've moved across the country three times by myself," she says. "The goal has always been the same: to find an inspiring place to plant my roots, and to create powerful music." After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2003, Azriel moved to Los Angeles to bring her music to a larger playing field. She performed in revered venues such as Hotel Cafe and the Knitting Factory, and taught vocal and piano lessons in celebrity and film industry homes, but Azriel found herself paralyzed with writer's block for most of the seven years she resided there. Longing for a creative community more similar to her days in Boston, she made her way to back to the east coast in 2010, eventually settling in Providence, Rhode Island.
In April of 2013 Sara Azriel released her debut self-titled EP. "Sara Azriel". It was mixed by Grammy-Award winning mix engineer James Wisner (Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake) and includes musical, writing and production contributions from Davy Nathan (Christina Aguilara, Toni Braxton), Andrew Moon Bain (Snoop Dogg, Major Lazer), Mike Feingold (Erykah Badu, John Legend), and Marc Friedman (The Slip, Natalie Merchant).
"This EP is made out of my guts-- my blood, my bones, and my earnest heart. It's made out of eternal optimism, and a commitment to beauty and honesty.”