What started as a girls’ trip to the Palm Springs desert resulted in magic for säje.

For the four singers who make up the group — Sara Garazek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick and Erin Bentlage — that creative bonding retreat resulted in a song that has now garnered a 2021 Grammy nomination for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals. They’re the only ensemble of all-women arrangers/composers in the category.

John Rogers

Along with the latest from Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra, jazz-vocal supergroup säje, and keyboard whiz kid Justin Lee Schultz.