A singer-songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA, and a resident Arizonan, Sarah appears regularly in a wide variety of venues from the intimate coffee shop/listening room setting, neighborhood party and house concerts, to the upscale dining venue and country club scene. When not appearing as a solo artist or as a duo, Sarah can be found engaged in a full-on stage performance on any given Friday or Saturday night with her band The Sarah James Band. When outside of Arizona, her touring travels have taken her to summer residencies in Chautauqua County, NY, as well as other venues in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. Sarah is currently planning tours in the west coast, the US northwest and the northeast region of the country in 2024.

A competent and seasoned musician with a wide and diverse repertoire, Sarah has a deep love for each song and their origins.  Her knowledge includes many aspects of the music, its history and even the particular instruments used. Her performances often feature some of the finest examples of guitars from over the decades and her vocals and sound quality are stunning ... always fitting and appropriate for any venue and setting. Whether solo, with a guest as a duo, or as a full-on band, Sarah conveys her music and her heart with authenticity and connects others to the enjoyment of music across many genres and a wide demographic.

"Music is my life. It's how I connect with others and express myself."

Sarah James

The Sarah James Band has been a staple here at Local Jonny’s for quite some time. Sarah brings passion and commitment to the music and her infectious joy and respect towards our patrons and staff makes her one of our favorites.

Jonny and Lauren Oughterson
Owners-Local Jonny’s Tavern and Cafe Cave Creek, AZ

It was a pleasure working with Sarah and her trio at our neighborhood Home Owners event. She delivered exactly the music we hoped for… tasteful, fun and memorable. Sarah’s heart, joy and respect for our community made for a successful afternoon for us!

Susan M.
Desert Diamond HOA Scottsdale, AZ

Our neighborhood fall block party/Toys for Tots drive was a huge success in large part because of Sarah’s band and the perfect music and neighborly spirit she brought to the event; one of the largest turnouts we’ve had, and Sarah and her band made the afternoon such fun.

Neil G.
HOA board member Troon Fairways Scottsdale, AZ

We receive many positive comments from our guests and diners about Sarah's music. She is the ultimate professional, sensitive to the room and delivers exactly what is required at the moment. She is also a valuable partner in managing our live music program drawing from her rich network of top end musicians in the Phoenix Valley. She has proven to be a valuable partner in our effort.

Ric Gordon
Managing Partner
Thompson 105 Woodfired Grill
Scottsdale, AZ

Sarah is always a joy and accommodating to work with. A staff favorite, she is warm-hearted, a wonderful musician and vocalist with a great repertoire that is a perfect fit for our patrons and guests anywhere on property.

Lisa Pennington
Lifestyle Director
Verde River Golf and Social Club
Scottsdale, AZ

Sarah's kindness and warm personality come through in her live performances. She makes every venue feel like the home of a good friend, and her repertoire easily covers multiple generations.

Emily Morris
Emily Morris
Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua, NY

We have Sarah to thank for helping kick-start our live music program from the very opening of our restaurant. We are thankful for her professionalism, flexibility, and her seasoned ability as a singer-songwriter. Everyone always enjoyed listening to Sarah’s performances.

Matt Dinger
Matt Dinger
Truffle Honey Restaurant
Mayville, NY