Sarah Jerrom: The Yeats Project- Live Album

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"Sarah Jerrom: The Yeats Project" will be my second album, but it's my first album that will completely feature my own original music.


I'm a Toronto-based composer and vocalist. I wrote music for 11 poems by W.B. Yeats and orchestrated this music for 9 instruments: voice (me!), violin, viola, cello, double bass, flugelhorn, bass clarinet, piano and drums, plus a great conductor. The ensemble is called "The Yeats Project". I'm trained in jazz music but love to explore different music genres and sound textures in my compositions and performances. The musicians in the ensemble are all amazing professional musicians who perform in jazz, classical and improvised music scenes. I began writing this music several years ago and it's my dream to record and release it into the world.

"The Yeats Project" had two performances in February and March 2015: Friday, Feb. 27 at Brock University's Centre for the Arts in St. Catharines, Ontario and Wednesday, Mar. 11 at Array Space in Toronto, Ontario. Tracks selected from these shows will be released as the live album.

If you pre-order now, you can get some fun rewards, including:

-a digital download of the album

-a personal thank you in the album liner notes

-signed copies of the album

-signed copies of my previous album

-digital music scores from "The Yeats Project"

-a voice lesson

-tickets to the CD release concert

-a track dedication on the album

-a house concert

Any contribution is greatly appreciated!

Thank you!



Your contributions will compensate the musicians for their rehearsal time over an intensive rehearsal period that took place in preparation for the concerts recorded in February and March 2015. Your contributions will also fund the cost a professional engineer who recorded both of the concerts. The live album will consist of a selection of "takes" from each concert. Finally, your contributions will also help fund production and post-production costs such as mixing, mastering, album artwork, manufacturing and distribution.

Offline contributions are welcome too! If you'd like to contribute but would prefer not to donate online, please feel free to email me directly:

If I don't end up achieving this funding goal or only partially achieve it, the CD will still be made but the funding will come out of my own pocket. This would be a huge financial challenge as a full time musician and the process would have a much longer timeline, but I'm determined to get this music recorded and released!


All music composed and arranged by Sarah Jerrom.

All words by W. B. Yeats.


Tom Richards- conductor

Sarah Jerrom- vocals, compositions

Tara Kannangara- flugelhorn, trumpet

Johnny Griffith- bass clarinet

Linnea Thacker- violin

Aleksandar Gajic- viola

Andrew Downing- cello

Rob McBride- double bass

Carissa Neufeld- piano

Ernesto Cervini- drums

Track Listing:

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven:

Adam's Curse:


The Lake Isle Of Innisfree/Stream and Sun at Glendalough:

The Stolen Child:

A Coat

The Choice

To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing


Sailing Into Byzantium

Yeats Project Press:

A nice interview with John Law at the Niagara Falls Review about The Yeats Project concert at Brock University's Centre for the Arts in St. Catharines.:

Mike Saunders also included a lovely write up about the Brock concert on his FineMusic blog:

Josh Grossman, Artistic Director of Toronto Downtown Jazz, wrote a great blog post about the Array Space show:

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