Multi-award winning singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane is known for her unique sound melding influences from jazz, reggae, folk and nu-soul.
The twice Jazz FM vocalist of the year winner, Zara has led her band in festivals from British Summer Time (Hyde Park), Field Day and BoomTown Festivals to prestigious international jazz festivals and venues such as Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe, Love Supreme (UK), Rochester Jazz (US), Cully Jazz (CH) St Lucia Jazz Festivals and SXSW (US).
With a voice that has been described as ‘a caressing voice of sparkling clarity,’ Zara is an in-demand vocalist internationally and has performed with acclaimed musicians including Hugh Masekela, Gregory Porter, Gary Bartz, Ernest Ranglin, Shabaka Hutchings, Moses Boyd and Ezra Collective and collaborated with esteemed producers Louie Vega, Swindle, Floating Points, Osunlade and Dennis Bovell. Zara featured as a vocalist in RSC’s productions of “Antony and Cleopatra” (dir Iqbal Khan and music by Laura Mvula) and The Comedy of Errors. In 2019, Zara featured in the community opera ‘Agreed’ which premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage.
The show is part of the series "Always in a Good Mood".
Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM)