Sahara has created a new wave of classical music under the creative drive of saxophonist and composer Sarah Louise Ings, formed in September 2007. Sahara is an all girl band made up of string trio and saxophone, graduates of the British Conservatoires. Performing with beat boxer and vocalist Wayne Robinson (currently playing the lead role in the Lion King, Euro Disney, Paris) collaborating with jazz pianist Anthony Strong (appearing with Charlotte Church and Michael Bolton).
Young and hip, Sahara perform a fusion of Tango’s, Classical and Hip Hop music written by Sarah Louise Ings drawing on influences from Karl Jeinkins, Nyman, Piazzolla and MC Solaar. Performing to sell out audiences of all ages this group is creating a stir within the classical crossover market.
Their individual success of these world class musicians must not go unrecognized having performed at the Purcell Rooms, The NEC, Ronnie Scotts, Top of The Pops, the Vortex, tours with Yamaha and Classic FM, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Together this eclectic group of musicians is unstoppable.
Performing on this recording:
Sarah Louise Ings, Saxophone
Louisa Aldridge, Violin
Cressida Wislocki, Viola
Magdalena Pietraszewska, Cello
Anthony Strong, Piano
James Opstad, Bass
Press reviews for Sarah Louise Ings and Sahara:
‘These talented young musicians deserve encouragement and support.’
Sir Colin Davis, Conductor
‘The photos are stunning - exceeded only, in fact, by the recording which I love... you have got all the body and depth into the music that it deserves. Very, very well done.’ Nic Rowley, producer and composer
‘I have attended two concerts by SAHARA and have found them a joy to listen to and to watch. Sarah Ings also played, with the quartet a number of her own compositions, which added to the pleasure.’ Peter Bowles, Actor
' bracingly energetic…an exhilarating night', Sax7tet, The Guardian,
‘…large auditoriums full of screaming fans…mobbed for autographs'
VISION, Classic FM magazine
'Power and beauty of her performance was a high spot of the concert…sensuous nerve tingling it was riveting….'
Evening Advertiser, Swindon