Sarah Marie Young

Dutch hi-res label SnipRecords signs Chicago based Sarah Marie Young!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Dutch hi-res label SnipRecords signs Chicago based Sarah Marie Young

Chicago jazz and soul singer and winner of the Montreux Voice Competition 2011 Sarah Marie Young will record a full length album consisting of soulful songs with an R&B influence. The album will be recorded and produced by Marijn Kooy, owner of SnipRecords, and released by his label as high resolution download early Fall 2014. 

Young is a well known vocalist in the Chicago jazz scene. When Quincy Jones heard her sing at the Swiss Montreux Voice Competition in 2011 he exclaimed “this girl can sing!” Young writes her own songs and lyrics, often in close cooperation with pianist Stu Mindeman. Her other band members include bass player Bryan Doherty and drummer Neal Wehman.

By winning the Montreux Competition she was presented with the opportunity to record her first album. The result was ‘Too Many Februaries’, released in the summer of 2013, consisting of mostly originals melding authentic soulful influences of jazz, R&B, pop and folk. Her new album will also consist of originals, the sound being a little closer to R&B and soul than jazz.

“I stumbled upon a YouTube video of Young and was immediately in love with her voice”, says Marijn Kooy. “It’s not easy to find a singer that can blow me away, but when I heard her sing I knew we could work toward a great sound. After a brief email exchange and a few pleasant Skype meetings I am happy to announce that we’ll record an album together. My European recording approach and her American songwriting will most definitely result in an interesting sound.”

High resolution
The album will be released as a high resolution (96kHz/24bit) download. SnipRecords releases all her albums as download only, focussing on high resolution. The music will be distributed via the website of the label and various well known download platforms, ranging from high resolution 96kHz 24bit WAV, FLAC and ALAC to 320kBps MP3. The album will include a digital booklet complemented by an iPad app with extra features.


Editor’s note

About SnipRecords
SnipRecords was founded by Marijn Kooy, a Tonmeister who graduated from the Royal Conservatory The Hague, The Netherlands. He is an experienced audio technician, who regularly works for Polyhymnia/Polycast in addition to his own productions. He has also assisted Ronald Prent and Darcy Proper at Galaxy Studios. The albums of SnipRecords are produced, recorded and mastered by Marijn himself. SnipRecords’ releases have been praised for the high recording quality and musicianship.
For more information please contact Astrid van Kimmenade of SnipRecords via or +31616930074


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