London-based Singer and LondonJazz writer Sarah Ellen Hughes has just won the JazzVoices competition in its 9th year of existence. The prize was EUR 2000 plus concerts in Lithuania, equipment, and various other goodies.
There was an international jury, eighteen semi-finalists and eight finalists. The semi finals and finals were held in the port city of Klaipeda, Lithuania (above) on April 10th. The other finalists were singers from Croatia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Russia and the USA.
Lithuanians and Letts do it......Yes, Sarah does have Cole Porter's "Let's Do it, Let's Fall in Love" in the repertoire.
Here's the Jazzvoices website. Many congratulations!