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Sarah Troy

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
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"Canadian Music Week for Vandala Concepts Ezine - Sarah Troy"

Sarah Troy
Sarah Troy is a young woman with a big voice; a 17 year old singer, song writer, and keyboard player from Calgary/Bragg Creek, Alberta. Alex Rand and Kyle Rosnick, both from Toronto, backed her, adding bass and guitar her third night performing for CMW. When she began her introductions, she sounded a bit uncomfortable. When she sang I was shocked. Her voice has a maturity and tone not found in most singers, especially not of her age or body stature. I was quickly reminded of Adele and all the praise she garners with her Amy Winehouse sounding jazz, but this young woman sounded fresh to me, and it felt real, not created by industry suits and press.
Between music that seemed cultivated from someone of a different age, Sarah’s true years of life experienced were shared in short chats with us. She recently auditioned for Berklee and told us she would find out Wednesday if she got in. A couple of us in the small venue told her she was sure to get in, and she was gracious with her thanks, continuing to soothe us with music.
She covered Etta James, ‘At Last’ with passion and soul. After finishing a song like this she went on to talk about missing school for Canadian Music Week and how this made her happy. “Snow in July” from her fourth studio album, A Dozen Hearts was lovely. Troy told us this song was less jazzy than her other songs. Though her background sounds jazz trained, she’s not an artist to just ‘sing the standards’ as some jazz singers do. Her style is new, and if I were to compare her to anyone it would be Norah Jones. She has that type of calming voice sustained with emotion.
The best moment of the night was when Sarah sang a song about an argument she had with musicians she worked with. The lyrics expressed, with such emotion, got to me. One lyric stood out especially; “Can we agree to disagree” This was the first time I’ve cried at a live show since seeing The Tea Party when I was 19 years old. Good for her making a grown girl cry.
- Vandala Concepts Ezine - page 44/45

"Canadian Jazz Review - Sat Mar 24 - Sarah Troy, 'A Dozen Hearts'"

One of things we love todo here at The Canadian Jazz Review is go out, and see our talented Canadian jazz artists live! Last night, we had the privilege of being blown away by 17 year old Sarah Troy. Native to Calgary, Alberta, this vocalist and keyboard player took a couple days off school this week to come to Toronto and play two after hours shows with bassist Alex Rand, and guitarist Kyle Rosnick (both 17 as well), whom she met at the prestigious Berklee College of Music last summer. "A Dozen Hearts", though technically not a jazz album, is Sarah's fourth independent release. However, when you see her live, you get to experience the effects that Berklee's program had on her song writing style, adding a jazz element that isn't found in her earlier works. One of the songs to note on the album is "Arson". This song begins with a progressing introduction that sets the tone for the piece. As the song continues, Sarah's voice pushes and pulls on the music, creating a unique effect on the listener. Whether you listen to the album, or see her live, you cannot help but wonder about Sarah's future in the music industry. Sarah will be continuing her studies next year at Berklee full time. We look forward to seeing what's next for this young Canadian jazz artist!

- The Canadian Jazz Revew

"Sarah Troy at the Rivoli during Canadian Music Week - review"

Thought I initially showed up at The Rivoli expecting an entirely different performance (as per both the printed and mobile app schedules), Calgary singer-songwriter SARAH TROY was a pleasant end-of-night surprise to be found on CMW 2012 Day 1.

TROY plays an arpeggiated piano-heavy style of pop-rock and fronts a set of vocals pipes somewhat in the realm of Vanessa Carleton, but it’s her jazz experience from the Berklee College of Music that tends to add an extra bit of spice to the mix.

Oh, and before I forget to mention: she’s 17.

“It was funny when we walked in here – we realized that we had to have an escort because we’re the only minors in Canadian Music Week this year… frustrating” TROY joked on stage during her performance. “Thanks to the dude who has the patience to take care of us children though.”

Accompanied by their supervisory entourage (since they technically wouldn’t have been allowed in the venue otherwise), TROY and the rest of her teenaged piano/guitar/bass trio hammered out a handful of original tunes alongside a couple covers – including what I can honestly say was one of the best Radiohead interpretations I’ve ever heard: a multi-part vocal harmony, percussion-less, jazz-guitar-infused version of “High & Dry”.

Bassist Alex Rand and guitarist Kyle Rosnick – both fellow Berklee students – each added their own jazz flair to the performance, but the red-headed SARAH TROY, adorned in a bright red dress (under the red lights, to boot) definitely kept the audience captivated.

With four releases under her belt thus far (before she has even graduated) if she keeps this up at this rate SARAH TROY is sure to be a heartbreaker.

I speak from experience.
by R. Stephonson Price - The Indie Machine


SIXbySIX - 2014 (6 tracks) - For lyrics or download go to

Anoesis - 2013 (7 tracks) - For lyrics or download go to

A Dozen Hearts - 2011 (12 tracks)

Unforgettable - 2009 (11 tracks)

Hold On - 2007 (8 tracks)

Sarah Clark - 2005 (4 tracks)



"If she keeps this up at this rate Sarah Troy is sure to be a heartbreaker." -R. Stephonson Price (The Indie Machine)

Nashville based musician, Sarah Troy, is a prolific songwriter and recognized as a captivating performer. Her diverse and unique sound moves audiences with original songs and lyrics that demonstrate knowledge and skills far beyond her years. Couple this with dynamic piano compositions and you have the amazing young performer that is Sarah Troy. Troy’s musical style is singer/songwriter with undertones of blues, jazz and rock. Now, as a student at Berklee college of Music, part time voice/piano teacher, and professional touring and recording artist, she is proud to say that music is her life.  

“Sarah Troy is a singer/songwriter. The singer/songwriters who succeed are the ones who embrace music for life - who continually learn and develop as artists over a lifetime.  They collaborate effectively and are innovative in their writing and in their performance.   They are  unafraid,- unafraid to try ,- to press the envelope.  Sarah is this kind of artist.  She is unafraid to try.  She collaborates with other musicians, and is keen to learn. Opportunities open to creative minds like Sarah.” -.Brian Farrell, Artistic Director and vocal coach, Director of Revv52.

     Troy took on a new challenge in 2014 and began the planning and recording of a project called SIXbySIX. Through the release of six tracks over the course of six months, SIXbySIX aims to promote Troy’s music to new audiences as well as provide her already established fan base with a steady stream of new tracks. With the help of many Berklee musicians, producers and arrangers, Troy will release a track on the 21st of each month from February through till July. To kickoff the SIXbySIX project, Sarah Troy lead her very first concert at Berklee College of Music on February 21st accompanied by a four piece string section and a full band. In 2013, Troy recorded and released a 7 track EP named Anoesis. She successfully worked with Indie Gogo to raise $1600 to fund the creation of the EP. Troy also organized and completed an incredibly successful western Canadian tour with fellow Albertan Band, The Eerie Green, beginning in mid July and ending Mid August.

Over the past 5 years Troy has been busy touring and promoting her most recent albums in cities including; Vancouver, Canmore, Gibsons, Toronto, Boston, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Calgary and New York City’s oldest rock club, ‘The Bitter End’. Sarah was also featured in the Shaw Calgary Cable series, ‘A Room Full of Sound’ in September 2011. On June 18th, 2012, Sarah performed a headliner show with her full band at The Ironwood Stage and Grill to a full house. In May of 2012 Sarah opened for Ron Sexsmith at a sold out show.  June 2, she opened for Gord Bamford and also in March of 2012 Troy performed 3 shows in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week, including The Rivoli, and 2 shows at Free Times Cafe.  Sarah Troy also hosted and performed at the third annual YoUthtopia on April 20, 2012, which is a show that Troy created with the BCPA to provide a large stage opportunity to professional, young singer/songwriters to raise money for their musical pursuits and a local charity. 

Sarah Troy fans are entranced by her musical abilities and amazed at her maturity and relaxed, captivating stage presence and are excited to see what’s next for this emerging Alberta born musician.  Sarah is currently focused on her full time music studies at Berklee College of Music, continuous song writing and collaboration, upcoming studio time and ongoing touring.  Sarah is very humbled and excited to be sharing her music with the world.

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