Caswell Sisters

Years of collaboration have resulted in the captivating performances of the Caswell Sisters (vocalist Rachel and violinist Sara). Their unique interpretations of jazz repertoire, from the “Great American Songbook” through contemporary jazz to their own compositions, are fueled by their seamless sound and arresting improvisation. Rachel and Sara co-lead the Caswell Sisters Quintet and have made such notable appearances as a weeklong After-Hours engagement at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and an enthusiastically-received set on the opening night concert of the inaugural 2010 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in St. Louis. Turtle Ridge Records will release their debut Caswell Sisters album, Alive in the Singing Air with jazz pianist Fred Hersch in early 2013. Their musical careers are influenced by their individual artist development and experiences. Rachel frequently collaborates with Jeremy Allen, the duo being selected to perform at The 2006 International Association for Jazz Education Annual Conference in New York. She has performed with John Blake, Jr., Ingrid Jensen, Curtis Fuller, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Rachel was awarded the Hilton Head Jazz Society Scholarship. She also placed in top ten among 150 contestants in 2005’s vocal competition. Rachel has won numerous awards and first-place prizes both as a jazz musician and classical cellist. She has given numerous jazz vocal masterclasses/clinics at colleges and universities throughout the US and has received rave reviews for her debut jazz CD Some Other Time. Sara is a top-rated jazz violinist, as she was voted in the JazzTimes Readers Poll 2011 and 2012. She has performed with many ensembles including Roseanna Vitro’s Randy Newman Project (album nominated to a Grammy 2012) and Jody Rehage’s Rose.

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