Sara Kari, born in 1991, is a Finnish jazz saxophonist and composer, currently living in Italy. She is interested in mixing different styles from blues, soul, gospel and rhythm and blues to her
music and is inspired especially by the sound of Cannonball Adderley.
Kari is a member of the Finnish-Italian jazz group, The Essence Quartet, whose debut album titled Here & Now was released on June, 2017, by Emme Record Label. She has toured with the Essence Quartet in Finland, Italy and Spain playing on international festivals and clubs. In 2017 Kari played in a new music-related TV show called Nessun Dorma on Rai5. As a lead alto saxophone player she performs with JCT big band, the house big band of Jazz Club Torino, on a regular basis.
Today she composes her own music, plays with different bands, for example Sara Kari Soultet, and gives lessons in saxophone.