Headliner of the Day: Marian Sawyer

Marian Sawyer has endeared herself to the Headliner team in the past few months through her DIY style that mixes ambition, talent, hard work and grace in equal, intoxicating measure. Not only is she is an established vocalist who understands how the new music business works and successfully adapts her classic style to the changing times but she is also actively giving back through her charity work. The business may change, but good music endures. It’s been our pleasure to support Marian Sawyer in sharing her music, talent and message. Read more about her below. And check out her links to sample her jazzy tunes.

Marian Sawyer Bio:

With nothing more than a piano and the wide range of her voice, Marian Sawyer entertains audiences worldwide with the vocal honesty of artists of jazz’s yesteryear. Marian Sawyer’s work is greatly influenced by inspirational role models like Ella Fitzgerald, Helen Merrill, Aretha Franklin, and Sarah Vaughan.

Each of Marian Sawyer’s five songs from her debut EP Marian K Sawyer, Live reached the number 1 position out of 31,000 SoundClick artists in her category of Jazz, and number 1 out of 1,600 in the Jazz Vocal category in 2009. Her music at SoundClick.com had over 36,000 plays with more than 14,000 page views. In addition, Marian Sawyer’s EP has been ranked number 1on the ReverbNation Jazz Chart local to Westport, Connecticut, number 44 on the ReverbNation U.S. National Jazz Chart and number 58 on their global Jazz Chart.

With long standing commitment to charity, Marian Sawyer has performed at fundraising events for Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, The Sheffield Island Lighthouse Fund, and a multitude of other efforts. Currently recording a new full length release, The Great American Songbook; Voice and Piano, with an expected release date in the coming months. She is available for radio interviews, TV appearances and studio sessions. Go to www.MarianSawyer.com for more information or to purchase downloads of Marian’s ballads.