Saffron Sharp is a soulful singer who has gained a reputation for her engaging, vivacious stage presence and smooth, inviting tone. Her own arrangements of a repertoire of jazz and alternative contemporary tunes are welcome to the refined ear.
Saffron has a beautifully vibrant voice that expresses her deep passion for Jazz music. After graduating from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts her sights have been set on new and bigger things for travel and song writing while developing her musical voice. Playing alongside some of the best of her craft in Australia (Vince Jones, James Morrison, Gian Slater, Katie Noonan and Jamie Oehlers) has seen Saffron grow into a mature and creatively independent Jazz singer. Seeing Saffron on stage is an entertaining and moving experience that allows audiences to connect with the improvising nature of her style. The listener will enjoy music that bridges the gap between contemporary and jazz genres.
In 2012 Saffron performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival outdoors in Federation Square. This then led to gaining the support slot for acclaimed Australian Jazz singer Vince Jones at the Perth International Jazz Festival in early 2013. Saffron has also performed in New York City at the NYU Playhouse Theatre while studying at New York University later in 2012.
Many reputable venues have invited Saffron to there stage including Crown Casino’s Lobby Lounge, Grand Ball Room, Astral Ball Room and Allure Bar, The Ellington Jazz Club, The Terrace Hotel and The Cottesloe Hotel. These crowded venues’ patrons compliment Saffron’s voice in providing the perfect relaxed atmosphere for celebration. Patrons have been returning week after week to see Saffron in her element on stage in her duo, trio or full band. Saffron has secured many regular gig contracts in Perth’s acclaimed small bars.
Over the years Saffron has become know for being intuitively aware of her audience and styles her music accordingly on a song-by-song basis. Saffron’s wide range of Jazz and Pop repertoire, and her individual take on these songs makes her and her band the final touch needed to enhance a celebration, a lobby’s welcoming warmth and any dining or bar experience. Venue managers and Agents can be confident that Saffron’s music will be the perfect addition to their venue.
Russell and Linda Hubbard of the boutique Rickety Gate Winery and Cellar Door in Denmark, Western Australia commented:
“Saffron Sharp’s voice is the perfect sound to compliment an afternoon enjoying our wines at the cellar door. Her charming performance and silky voice compliments the serenity of the Rickety Gate grounds. We are proud to invite Saffron back for her fourth summer season in 2013 for another great winery event!”
Working with a promising array of local and international musicians that compliment Saffron’s individual and engaging expression creates an exciting act to listen out for.