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Sarah McKenzie hits Tokyo with the Japanese 'Secrets of My Heart' album release, tour dates, and media buzz

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Australian singer-songwriter Sarah McKenzie released her new album 'Secrets of My Heart' to most of the world earlier this spring. After the great success of her 2017 disc, Paris in the Rain(Impulse! Records), the 31-year-old pianist, singer, and composer returns by reuniting with noted Australian composer, arranger, and events music director, Chong Lim, who produced her first two discs – Don't Tempt Me and Close Your Eyes. "He's the guy who introduced me to Wayne Shorter's Native Dancer and Antonio Carlos Jobim's Stone Flower. We always had a great connection; he knows me inside and out," she says.

Recorded in New York City, Secrets of My Heart exudes cosmopolitan flair with its lineup that includes French bassist Pierre Boussaguet and Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Bocattoalongside guitarist Dan Wilson, drummer Donald Edwards, vibraphonist Warren Wolf,tenor saxophonist Troy Roberts, and cellist Jody Redhage Ferber(all of whom based in the United States). Secrets of My Heart documents McKenzie's burgeoning brilliance interpreting 20th-century jazz standards with her penchant for crafting sterling compositions that will surely become jazz standards in the 21stcentury.

Mckenzie's Japanese album release of "Secrets of My Heart" is tomorrow – June 6, and she is scheduled to perform in Tokyo on June 18 at Lady Blue and June 19 & 20 at the Blue Note Tokyo. She makes the cover of the Blue Note Tokyo June/July edition. See the cover image