Born in London, 1971.
Described by The Wire magazine as the most exciting trombone player for years, Sarah Gail Brand has recorded and performed on the international Jazz and Improvised Music since the early 1990s with Mark Sanders, John Edwards, Billy Jenkins, Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Phil Minton, Lol Coxhill, Alexander Hawkins, Maggie Nicols, Rachel Musson, Wadada Leo Smith, Jason Yarde, Steve Beresford and countless others. She appears in Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, series 1 & 2 (BBC TV) and with Stewart in the 2014 documentary film Taking the Dog for a Walk.
Current ongoing performing projects include:
Brand/Sanders duo with Mark Sanders (drums);
Brand/Beresford/Edwards/Sanders (Steve Beresford- electronics, piano,John Edwards- double bass) This ensemble also works as a quartet with Mark Sanders (drums)
Deep Trouble Trio with Paul Rogers (7 string double bass) and Mark Sanders (drums)
SGB Sextet: SGB (trombone), Nicholas Malcolm (trumpet), Martin Hathaway (reeds), Liam Noble (piano), Dave Whitford (double bass) Mark Sanders (drums)
Sarah's composing credits include an original score for the Charlie Chaplin classic Easy Street, premiered at the Barbican Cinema, London in 2013; incidental music for the 2014 short Low Down Alley Blues; We Should Consider The Possibility- Piece for Improvising Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra, premiered in London 2014.
Sarah was a guest presenter on Jazz on 3 (BBC Radio 3) 2009-2016, is a professor of Improvisation at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and a qualified Music Therapist.
Sarah is currently studying for her PhD in Improvised Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent.
one of the most passionate and dynamic musicians alive
an outrageously earthy tone and original, fluid style
All Music Guide.