Sarah McLawler was a long-time member of our jazz community and an active participant in life at Saint Peter's Church. Sarah was instantly recognizable with her color dresses and large matching hat. Although she regularly played organ at other churches, over the past ten years she regularly attended jazz vespers and always received holy communion at our jazz mass. She continued receiving communion every time I visited her at Amsterdam House. She was a faithful and exemplary Christian. Although she was a well-known musician in her own right, Sarah was also instrumental in advocating for the rights of women jazz musicians and regularly performed with an outstanding group of jazz musicians who formed Les Femmes Jazz.
-- Amandus Derr
Senior Pastor, Saint Peter's Church
Come celebrate the life and music of Sarah McLawler. Many musicians will perform to honor her, and there will be a jam session in the last 20 minutes of the tribute memorial.