Sara Bielanski is a multi-genre vocalist whose repertoire encompasses everything from jazz and contemporary music to opera. She has been described as “an artist of great dexterity and versatility” (All About Jazz), “mystifying and beautiful” (artfuse.org), as well as “exceptional” (newburyportnews.com). As a jazz musician, Sara has worked with Yusef Lateef, Sheila Jordan, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, Rufus Reid, Jim McNeely, Tessa Souter, Stan Strickland, Steven Santoro, Peter Cassino, Tessa Souter, and Charlie Banacos. Jazz venues include the Regattabar, Ryles, Les Zygomates, the Boston Esplanade, Club OBERON, and the JP Morgan Penthouse. Bielanski is a founding member of the Boston-based musical improvisation group THE MELTDOWN INCENTIVE.
Bielanski’s collaborations in the classical genre have included Opera Boston, Tuscia Opera Festival in Rome, Boston Ballet, Mass Opera, Chorus Pro Musica, Commonwealth Opera, Whole Tone Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Boston Pops Chorus. Recording projects include an ensemble demo of opera choruses for BOSE, ensemble work with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, a Bob Dylan project for WICN radio, as well as her debut jazz album, FROM THE HEART. In addition to her performance career, Bielanski teaches voice at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, Berklee College of Music, and Tufts University Community Music Program.