Sarah Jane Cion
Sarah Jane Cion is an American jazz musician, author and pianist. She received the Boston Jazz Society Award in 1988. She graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1990. In 1991, she was chosen as one of four pianists to attend the Banff School of Fine Arts, with faculty of Steve Coleman, Rufus Reid, Kevin Eubanks, Marvin Smith, Kenny Wheeler and Dave Holland.
In July 1996, she worked with Monty Alexander in his jazz workshop in Verbier, Switzerland. She won the 17th Annual Great American Jazz Piano Competition held in Jacksonville, Florida on November 11, 1999. The Sarah Jane Cion Trio did the opening act for the George Coleman Quartet at the Mellon Jazz Festival in Pittsburgh. The Trio was presented in concert by Savannah On Stage in March 2001, and at the Smithsonian Institution-Voice of America Stage in Washington D.C. in May 2001
- Summer Night (2001), featuring Michael Brecker
- Moon Song (2000), featuring Chris Potter and Billy Hart
- Indeed! (1998), featuring Antonio hart and Tony Reedus
Sarah has performed with many well-known artists including Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Anita O'Day and Carmen Leggio. She is currently performing with renowned tenorman James McBride. Her music appears on All My Children in the Pine Valley Inn scenes.
- Cion, Sarah Jane (2005). Modern Jazz Piano: An Intermediate Guide to Jazz Concepts, Improvisation, Technique and Theory. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 978-0-634-08366-2. OCLC 60456540.
- "When women band together. (Interview)". The Women's Review of Books. December 1, 2000. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
- Grainne Farren (August 26, 2001). "Jazz: New releases: Sarah Jane Cion Summer Night (Naxos)". Retrieved 2007-09-15.
- Nate Guidry (May 19, 2000). "Sarah Jane Cion - Moon Song (Review)". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2007-09-15.