The Grammy-nominated vocal supergroup, säje (rhymes with “beige”), is the brainchild of vocalist/composers Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Erin Bentlage. Born out of close friendship and incredibly deep admiration, these world-renowned artists, composers, and arrangers have come together to explore, create, and celebrate the music that moves them. As individuals, each artist crafted their own notable solo career and now are delighted to bring their collective voices to this union. The ensemble was awarded the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Award for their second composition, “Wisteria,” and its debut album will be released soon. The union of säje is rooted in the tradition of joy, curiosity, lush harmony, heartfelt expression, and profound sisterhood. The performance is in conjunction with the annual Concordia Jazz Festival.