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Sarah McKenzie returns to KWMR: Point Reyes Station CA for an interview w/The French Touch

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Interview with KWMR: The French Touch

Berklee College of Music scholarship student Sarah McKenzie simply loves making music. She enjoys the composition process and her extensive international travel is a significant inspiration for her lyric writing. McKenzie writes original songs that pay tribute to lots of people. On her list are Wayne Shorter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Michel Legrand and George Gershwin. This makes her hard to categorize. She also admires a number of women musicians, and includes the legendary Marian McPartland as an early inspiration.

After the great success of her 2017 disc, Paris in the Rain(Impulse! Records), the 31-year-old pianist, singer, composer returns with the poignant, Secrets of My Heart, reuniting with noted Australian composer, arranger, and events music director, Chong Lim, who produced her first two discs – Don't Tempt Me and Close Your Eyes. Recorded in New York City, Secrets of My Heart exudes cosmopolitan flair with its lineup that includes French bassist Pierre Boussaguet and Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Bocattoalongside guitarist Dan Wilson, drummer Donald Edwards, vibraphonist Warren Wolf,tenor saxophonist Troy Roberts, and cellist Jody Redhage Ferber(all of whom based in the United States).

McKenzie who interviewed with KWMR: Point Reyes Station CA during her Spring west coast road trip returns for a segment with KWMR's The French Touch, a show that presents French pop music from France, Quebec, Belgium and other French speaking countries, with your host Emmanuel. Listen to the attached interview.