“Gillespie expresses outrage at our fracturing world while simultaneously summoning compassion for the individuals struggling to stay afloat in it” Howard Male - Arts Desk
Sarah’s debut collection of poetry and lyrics, "Queen Ithaca Blues" is launched November 18th at the Albany Theatre as part of the London Jazz Festival. Sarah will be performing music from her critically acclaimed 3 albums and showcasing some of her poetry with her jazz quartet. Local singer songwriter Jay Johnson is in support.
“Dipped in song, these are dizzying poems in which lovers are skyscrapers and words walk on wires between them. Bright with horror and stricken with laughter, Sarah Gillespie’s lyrical collection lives in the extremities, dealing with loss, vertigo and joy.” – CAROLINE BIRD