Sarah Manning is a saxophonist, composer, writer and artist empathist. She fights for creative sustainability by building empathy between artist and fan through performing, writing and speaking. She has released four critically acclaimed albums and is a Posi-Tone recording artist. Her current release, Harmonious Creature (Posi-Tone 2014) received 4 stars in DownBeat Magazine, was chosen as a top ten album of 2014 by the LA Times and was the focus of a profile feature in JazzTimes. In addition to support as a composer in the form of a Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony in 2012, she has received grants from the Northampton Arts Council and the Puffin Foundation to support performance residencies that break down the barrier between artist and audience. Her musical career has been dedicated to finding an individual voice in the music, and she takes that approach as a writer by listening and amplifying the unique voices of her clients. She is most often found with a cat, a saxophone, or a coffee (and on a good day, all three at the same time).