Affectionately dubbed "Sangin" Sara, Sara Williams has been singing since the age of 2. Sara's musical stylings encompass all of the genres by which she has been influenced.
At the age of 11, she became a member of the National Association of Negro Musicians Inc., and began her studies in classical music. In high school she discovered a love of jazz music, and began to study such notables as Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. An alumna of Dartmouth College, Sara served as the Gospel Choir Director, and was the featured lead in an original, Senior Thesis performance, “Lotus Blooming in a Sea of Fire”, written and directed by Mike T. Roberts.
Sara has performed for many events, including a celebration for San Francisco’s Japanese Consul General, the SF Public Defender Swearing in Ceremony, as part of the Inauguration of Mayor London Breed, the 1st African American Female Mayor of San Francisco, St. Louis' "The SHED", the SF Black History Month Closing Ceremony, and, the 1st be INVINCIBLE Women’s Summit, hosted by Mayor London Breed.
She is currently an international touring background singer for twelve time Grammy nominated artist, Ledisi, and also sings and directs background for such esteemed artists as Dave Hollister, N'Dambi, Rahsaan Patterson, and Ms. Anita Wilson.
Sara has performed on The Late Show w/David Letterman, The Tonight Show, at the Essence Music Festival, and has served as the Background Vocal Director for many local and national artists, and for shows such as the Superbowl Gospel Celebration.
Sara also curates and presents many workshops, and works with various schools, and youth and religious organizations, serving as a teacher, director ,and/or consultant.
She lends her pen and her voice in the studio, writing and arranging vocals for various artists, and with such esteemed producers as Carl Wheeler.
When not writing or performing, Sara consults in operations, administration, and event planning to the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council, Mo’ Magic, and the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.
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