Sarah Jane Cion, also known by her pen name Sally Shields, is an American jazz musician, author and pianist.
Sarah Jane Cion received the Boston Jazz Society Award in 1988. She graduated from the New England Conservatory in 1990. In 1991, she was chosen as one of four pianists to attend the Banff School of Fine Arts, with faculty of Steve Coleman, Rufus Reid, Kevin Eubanks, Marvin Smith, Kenny Wheeler and Dave Holland.
In July 1996, she worked with Monty Alexander in his jazz workshop in Verbier, Switzerland. She won the 17th Annual Great American Jazz Piano Competition held in Jacksonville, in 1999. The Sarah Jane Cion Trio did the opening act for the George Coleman Quartet at the Mellon Jazz Festival in Pittsburgh. The Trio was presented in concert by Savannah On Stage in March 2001, and at the Smithsonian Institution-Voice of America Stage in Washington D.C. in May 2001.
She has performed with many well-known artists including Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Anita O'Day, Carmen Leggio and James McBride. Her music has appeared on All My Children in the Pine Valley Inn scenes. She performed Golden Song in the movie Thor: The Dark World. She has toured Israel, Portugal, Japan, Germany, Austria and England.
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