Wednesday, February, 14
Wolfson Auditorium, Room 1261.
A native of Lisbon, Portugal, Sara Serpa is a singer, composer and improviser who, through her practice and performance, explores the use of the voice as an instrument. She has been working in the field of jazz, improvised and experimental music, since moving to New York in 2008. Literature, film, visual arts, nature and history inspire her creative process and development of her music. She is described by the New York Times as “a singer of silvery poise and cosmopolitan outlook” and by JazzTimes magazine as “a master of wordless landscapes."
As a leader, she has produced and released 10 albums, the latest being Intimate Strangers (2021) and Recognition (2020). Serpa was voted 2020 NPR Jazz Vocalist, Rising Star-Female Vocalist 2019 by the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll, and teaches at The New School. From 2019-2022, Serpa was Artist-In-Residence at Park Avenue Armory. She has received numerous grants and fellowships and is the co-founder of Mutual Mentorship for Musicians (M³), an organization created to empower and elevate women and non-binary musicians.
Serpa has collaborated with an extensive array of musicians and has sung at international festivals and venues around the globe.
All concerts are free and open to the public. Live performances will take place at Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132. Building 1, Room 1261. All performances will be livestreamed, except for those occurring on Tuesdays.