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Sarah Gengel - Flute, Vocals

For singer/ flutist Sarah Gengel, a.k.a. “Sarah G,” making music has always been an ordinary part of life. While other families in her Hartford, CT neighborhood had game night, Sarah’s family had jam sessions. As the daughter of two multi-instrumentalists, Sarah explored the piano, sang in the church choir, and performed in her school’s talent show all before the third grade.

Sarah picked up the flute at the age of ten, the guitar a couple of years later, and by fifteen was performing original songs at local open mics and coffee shops. Throughout her teenage years she continued to play flute in the school band before taking up the bassoon for a brief period. She also continued to sing in church and school choirs and was part of the first junior high group to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

After moving to Worcester, MA to attend college, Sarah crossed paths with a talented local female R&B singer who loved Sarah’s acoustic rendition of Marvin Gaye’s, “Let’s Get it On,” as well as the way her flute fit over her newly released solo CD. This was the beginning of Soul Movement, a popular original Soul/R&B group that played clubs, colleges, and festivals throughout the Worcester and Boston areas. Sarah recorded two full length albums with Soul Movement which featured her on flute, rhythm guitar, and back- up vocals. With this group Sarah has opened up for national acts such as “P.M. Dawn,” “The Pharcyde,” and “State Radio.” The band split after a successful six year run and so begins the next chapter of this young, versatile musician’s career.

Sarah believes that Soul Music captures the immediacy of human emotions possibly more so than any other genre: “Whether it’s love or pain, this music helps to connect with those feelings and deal with them in a way that makes you feel good no matter how hard the struggle may be.” Sarah G is proud to be part of a project that honors the rich history of Motown/Soul/R&B.