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Sarah Quintana

Sarah Quintana is a musician from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk, and popular music. She is a charming performer and devoted guitarist, and her voice is instantly recognizable. Quintana went to Ben Franklin High School in New Orleans, attended New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), and received a CODOFIL heritage scholarship, which sent her to France as a teen. Singer for the swing band the New Orleans Moonshiners and singer-songwriter crossover, Quintana has performed at the Lincoln Center, the Nola Jazz Fest, all over Europe, and was awarded an artist residency at A Studio in the Woods. Her music installations and soundscapes have been featured at the Long Vu House and Gardens, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Arts Center. Quintana splits her time between the U.S. and France, working alongside saxophonist Raphael Imbert, and touring on her own repertoire with French and American musicians. Her latest effort sets love letters from World War II to music.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Love
  2. My puppy
  3. Baths
  4. Vegetarian cooking
  5. My family
  6. Songs
  7. My best friends
  8. Bayou St. John
  9. Oak trees
  10. Hope