Showman's Jazz Club, Harlem Jazz Shrines 2012. Sarah McLawler is the composer, conductor and performer of her current all women's jazz ensemble, Sarah McLawler and Les Femmes Jazz. In her wide-ranging career, Sarah has worked with Dinah Washington, George Benson, Pearl Bailey, Nat King Cole, Dionne Warwick, Gloria Lynn, Max Roach, Milt Jackson, Errol Garner, Art Tatum and many, many more. Ms. McLawler's recordings for Brunswick and Vee-Jay Records include some of the greatest standards in jazz music. Sarah is a recipient of many honors, including a Meet the Composer grant; Outstanding Jazz Artist Award, St. Peters Church; WWRL's 1996 Jazz Woman of the Year; a Lifetime Achievement from International Women in Jazz; the Music Danceology Award; and Woman of the Year from the New York League of Business and Professional Women. Recently she traveled to Virginia Tech University as part of a Ford Foundation grant award.