Sarah Brindell grew up in a purple house on a hill in San Francisco. She was raised by a loving, slightly eccentric family of professional musicians, composers and writers (her mother is in the San Francisco Symphony, and her father is in the SF Opera and Ballet orchestras). Consequently, during her childhood, she was happily inundated with lessons and performances in classical and jazz piano, poetry, acting, singing, and dance.
At the age of 19, she won a California Shelly Award for the title role in the musical, "Evita", and promptly moved to New York City to "become a Broadway star". A couple years of being told where to stand and what to sing, and Sarah grew out of the theatre world. She began writing constantly and performing as a solo artist all over town. Eventually, she got a job teaching songwriting at Berklee College of Music, and relocated to Boston to become one of their youngest teachers.
She started working with a band to record her debut EP,
entitled "Piece of Mind", featuring Mike Null on guitar, Chris Beam on
bass, and Mauricio Zottarelli www.mzdrums.com
on drums/percussion. The album also features her mother, Jill Brindel,
on cello, her father, Bill Klingelhoffer, on French horn, her aunt Mary
Stolper, on flute, and her brother Louis Klingelhoffer, on bass. Released
in March 2003, it is an innovative exploration of funk, jazz, R&B
With beautiful vocals, deeply engaging lyrics, serious piano chops, stunning sex appeal, and some soulful tunes in her "groove pocket", Sarah Brindell continues to share her love of making music and her ability to captivate an audience with a community that is steadily growing. Her songwriting hero is Stevie Wonder. Her favorite singers are Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. Other influences include Erykah Badu, India.arie, Donny Hathaway, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Jamiroquai, Prince, and Billy Joel. She has performed at countless venues spanning from San Francisco, to New York City, to Boston.
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