Zara McFarlane is a British jazz/soul singer and songwriter, based in East London. She has a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies.
Her debut album, Until Tomorrow, was released on Brownswood Recordings in October 2011. Her second album, If You Knew Her, was released in January 2014 (March in Germany) also on Brownswood Recordings. Both albums contain mainly original compositions. She has collaborated with Denys Baptiste, Orphy Robinson, Soweto Kinch and Jazz Jamaica.
In October 2014, McFarlane was awarded the title of "Best Jazz Act" at the MOBO Awards.
McFarlane's "If You Knew Her" tour in 2014 was praised by John Fordham in The Guardian, describing Zara as having "magnetic eloquence"
Zara has made television appearances on programs around Europe, including Later... with Jools Holland (BBC Two)