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Sarah Chaksad

Switzerland Basel
Main specialization: Saxophone Composer
Musikhochschule Basel / FHNW / Jazzcampus
Native language: german Other languages: english

Sarah Chaksad is a versatile artist who works as a saxophonist, composer, producer, orchestra director, manager and curator in a wide range of musical contexts.  In 2016, she released her first album «windmond» with the Sarah Chaksad Orchestra, and in 2017 the group promoted the release with performances at the Schaffhauser Jazz Festival and the Offbeat Jazz Festival Basel. In 2019, the orchestra released its second album "Tabriz", and in 2021 her septet released its debut album "Songlines", which both received international recognition. From 2017 to 2019 Sarah was the curator of the Schaffhauser Jazzgespräche. 2018 she received a grant from the Aargau Kuratorium in 2018, and a work grant in 2020.

Together with guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel, Sarah Chaksad currently leads the unique «Focusyear» program at the Jazzcampus in Basel. She is also member of the management and booking company Esteam Music GmbH which collaborates with a wide variety of internationally-recognized jazz artists.

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