Sara Klotz de Aguilar, Pianist and vocalist.
Sara & Swingtime , formed in 1989, specializes in the jazz, blues and swing of the 1920's - 30's. Sara has appeared at numerous vintage-styled events celebrating the period, from New York City to California, including shows at the Queen Mary, the Paramount Theater, the Ahwahnee in Yosemite, and all the major San Francisco hotels. A nationally renowned expert in the fashions of the era, Sara also writes and lectures for various historical societies around the country.
Sara Klotz de Aguilar: Pianist. vocalist and bandleader
Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Jelly Roll Morton, Paul Whiteman, Bing Crosby, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Sophie Tucker, Bessie Smith, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbeck, Cab Calloway, Blanche Calloway (yes, his sister), Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Ivie (Ivy) Anderson, Ethel Waters, Mildred Bailey, Fred Astaire, Fannie Brice, Rosemary Clooney, Etta James, Dinah Washington, Helen Forrest... discovering more every day!
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 240 minutes
We can supply our needs!
Usually we require an area about 8'x 8' to set up in and an electrical outlet. Although I always prefer playing an acoustic grand piano, if there is no piano on site, I can provide my digital piano. I have a sound system adequate for house parties or small clubs, but for large venues you would need to provide amplification for the piano and voice, also a mic on a boom stand at the piano, and any other needed support depending on the gig.
I tailor my set lists specifically for every gig, taking into consideration the size of the crowd, the kind of eventm the mood of the room, etc.
Past Booked Dates:
05-24-2012 — The Terrace Room, 1800 Madison, Oakland CA
05-05-2012 — The Art Deco Preservation Ball, Bimbo's, San Francisco
04-26-2012 — The Terrace Room, 1800 Madison, Oakland CA
04-12-2012 — Pier 23 on the Embarcadero, San Francisco
03-22-2012 — The Terrace Room, 1800 Madison, Oakland CA
2006: 20 gigs
2007: 24 gigs
2008: 28 gigs
2009: 31 gigs
2010: 39 gigs
2011: 42 gigs
2012: 17 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Club/Nightclub, Convention, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Festival, Private Party, Restaurant, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
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