Sarah grew up in Portland, Oregon, and is the youngest of three sisters. Sarah was fortunate to have been born into a musically talented family where music was in every corner of the house. Sarah began her vocal career at age 5. Soon after, she began tap dance lessons with Cindy Brenn so that she could accompany herself with dance as she sang. Tap dancing opened up rhythmic avenues for Sarah that would not have existed, and she attributes all of her rhythmic expression to the dance form.
Sarah is an alumna of St. Mary’s Academy. After her time at St. Mary's, Sarah obtained her B.S. in political science at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She continued her studies in Madrid, Spain, and achieved a certificate of Spanish studies and culture at the University of Complutense. Sarah jokes that while in Spain, she spent most of her time in jazz clubs and not much time in class, often coming to class exhausted after a long night of singing.
Sarah's first jazz combo was the The Saultry Trio formed in 2013. Sarah was accompanied by Ken Cofied on bass and Paul Chenard on guitar. This trio was a formative step in Sarah's musical career and she is grateful for the lessons it has taught her. The Saultry Trio has performed all over the state of Oregon and still makes appearances today with a variety of musicians. Sarah continues to work with many artist throughout the Pacific Northwest and has spent the last few years expanding her musicianship with Wild Rose, Sarah Saul Combo, and Tin Can Alley.
Sarah intends to keep expressing herself musically and pushing her limits in jazz.