Looking for the perfect music duo for your restaurant, event, or wedding? Look no further than Sarah Kennedy and Martin Gioani! 

With their extensive repertoire spanning multiple genres and decades, they bring a unique sound and energy to every performance, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

introducing the duo

behind the magic

Sarah Kennedy and Martin Gioani are a dynamic duo that create an enchanting atmosphere with their electrifying performances. Sarah's smooth and captivating vocals combined with Martin's skillful guitar playing make for an unforgettable experience.

Sarah's emotional depth, clever humor, and captivating storytelling have impressed audiences across Canada. Martin's technical expertise and emotional playing have earned him over 200K subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Together, Sarah and Martin's chemistry on stage is undeniable. They have performed at numerous events, creating a unique blend of jazz, pop, and world music that leaves audiences mesmerized.

If you want to make your event standout, Sarah Kennedy and Martin Gioani are the perfect choice. Their exceptional talents and ability to create a captivating atmosphere make them an ideal choice for any occasion.


about the performers

Sarah Kennedy  

Sarah Kennedy is a dynamic performer who combines humor, emotion, and relatability to create a one-of-a-kind experience for her audience. Despite not coming from a musical background, she discovered her passion for performing after being tricked into singing at an open mic night.  

From there, Sarah has incorporated various musical styles into her performances, ranging from tender ballads to lively jazz tunes. Her earlier work with "The Colorifics" band reflected her own struggles with love and heartbreak, but she has since evolved as an artist and discovered new ways to connect with her audience.  

Through her music, Sarah shares thought-provoking insights and encourages participation, engaging her audience in a way that is both intimate and captivating. Her performances touch the heart while uplifting the spirit, making her a truly unforgettable artist. Sarah Kennedy is a shining example of how passion and perseverance can lead to extraordinary things.

Martin Gioani  

 Martin Gioani is a highly skilled guitar virtuoso, composer, and educator, whose dynamic performances have been captivating audiences for over a decade. 

He seamlessly blends jazz, gypsy jazz, and Brazilian music to create a soulful, expressive, and technically brilliant sound that sets him apart from other guitarists. 

Martin's expertise as an educator and content creator is well-established, with his website,, offering a range of courses, tutorials, and backing tracks to students worldwide. 

Despite his many accomplishments, Martin's true passion is performing, where he demonstrates a deep understanding of jazz masters like Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, and João Gilberto, leaving audiences spellbound with his music.



Sarah and Martin's passion for music and their unique sound set them apart from other jazz performers. Their collaboration brings a fresh and contemporary approach to jazz music, incorporating a wide range of influences from different cultures and genres. Think of them as musical adventurers, boldly going where no other jazz artists have gone before!   

Their ability to effortlessly blend together vocal and instrumental jazz creates a harmonious and elegant atmosphere that transports listeners to a different world. Their performances are not just music, but an experience that engages all the senses, from the smooth sound of Sarah's voice to the intricate and dynamic guitar work of Martin.   

In addition, Sarah and Martin's versatility as musicians allows them to tailor their performance to suit any event or occasion. They can create a romantic and intimate setting for a wedding or a classy ambiance for a dinner party. Their repertoire of jazz classics, Latin jazz, bossa nova, and other styles allows them to offer a diverse and dynamic performance that is sure to please any crowd.   

What truly sets Sarah and Martin apart is their commitment to their craft and their audience. They are not just performers, but musical storytellers who weave a tale through their music, transporting their listeners to different worlds and experiences. Their passion for music and their ability to connect with their audience on a personal level make them truly special. Whether it's through Sarah's soulful vocals or Martin's masterful guitar playing, their music has the power to touch the hearts of all those who listen.


Burgundy Session

Sarah Kennedy and Martin Gioani

This is a small release from the first studio session of this new duo project.

Two lighthearted jazz musicians arrived in Montreal seeking greener pastures, Sarah Kennedy from Vancouver and Martin Gioani from Paris. They discovered friendship and harmonious musical collaboration.

Sarah is a charming and expressive songstress with a voice that
This is a small release from the first studio session of this new duo project.

Two lighthearted jazz musicians arrived in Montreal seeking greener pastures, Sarah Kennedy from Vancouver and Martin Gioani from Paris. They discovered friendship and harmonious musical collaboration.

Sarah is a charming and expressive songstress with a voice that lights the stars and Martin is, an accomplished guitarist, pedagogue and content creator with a community of over 200K YouTube subscribers; the duo plans an ongoing series of enticing arrangements to be released throughout 2023.
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“This brilliant teaser concert for Sarah’s new album “The Beloved” is filled with raw emotion, her passionate vocals and creative compositions coming to life on this magical night. Shining like a star, Sarah bares her soul and invites the audience in, to her world and to experience her music on a personal level. It’s real, it’s raw, it’s how we’re all feeling and Sarah has the courage to pull our hearts together, within her songs.” Anita Eccelston (composer, producer, trumpet player)

 “With a skill that only a well-trained musician could have but also with the intuition and empathy that a music therapist could employ, Sarah Kennedy shines brightly singing music from her latest release “The Beloved”. She proves it’s possible to sing with a beautiful balance of heart and head - one of the most challenging things for a singer. Sarah’s voice also sounds absolutely amazing: strong, clear - the perfect instrument to deliver such a special message.” — Jennifer Scott (Vocal Jazz Professor, Capilano University)

embark on a musical adventure!

When you book Sarah and Martin for your event, you're not just hiring a jazz duo - you're embarking on a musical adventure that will take you on a journey through different cultures and genres. With their passion for music and their unparalleled talent, they create an experience that is not to be missed. So why settle for a typical event when you can elevate it to something truly unforgettable? Contact Sarah and Martin today to start planning your musical journey. 


song list

Easy Listening/Romantic:  

Don't Know Why - Norah Jones  
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones  
At Last - Etta James  
Unchained Melody - Elvis Presley  
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley  


Your Song - Elton John  
Let It Be - Beatles  
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley  
Let's Stay Together - Al Green  
Levitating - Dua Lipa  

Jazz Swing: 

 Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra  
All of Me - Ella Fitzgerald  
Night and Day - Frank Sinatra  
Cheek to Cheek - Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald  
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone 


Someday My Prince Will Come - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  
Kiss the Girl - The Little Mermaid  
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz  

Latin/Bossa Nova:  

Girl from Ipanema - Stan Getz and João Gilberto  
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velazquez  
Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim  
No More Blues - Antonio Carlos Jobim  
Corcovado - Stan Getz and João Gilberto  

Romantic Jazz Ballads:  

The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra  
Embraceable You - Billie Holiday  
Moonlight in Vermont - Ella Fitzgerald  
Misty - Johnny Mathis  
When I Fall in Love - Nat King Cole

That's not the whole list!  This is just a sample of their repertoire.  Contact the artists for a more extensive list or to make a request.  Whether it's a pop hit from a famous artist, or a rare gem from a lesser-known band, this duo will create their unique version of it for your event.

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