Jaime Sarrantonio, September 1, 1987 – August 17, 2018
Jaime Sarrantonio with a curious mind and an adventurous spirit, in her 30 years did more living than most. A lifelong lover of music at the tender age of 5 she found a connection in the songs of Jimmy Buffet which she carried throughout her life.
Two of the things she loved was music and connecting with people.
After graduating cum laude from Vanderbilt University she pursued an impactful career in Nashville's music industry, championing independent artists and coordinating major music festivals across the U.S. and abroad. Jaime was passionate about music, loved people and never stopped exploring the world around her. In her short life, she visited 40 countries, making friends wherever she went and touching the hearts of everyone around her with an exuberant joie de vivre and pure generosity of spirit. For Jaime was at home in the world, felt safe wherever she went, and truly believed all the world's problems could be solved so easily if everyone would muster up a little more empathy and compassion, less righteousness and egocentricity. She was stubbornly idealistic in this way, and her stubborn idealism is an extraordinary loss for the world. Clearly, we need more people like Jaime. “More fruitcakes and less bakers,” as Jimmy Buffett would say.
It was Jaime's belief that music unites for it speaks the language of the heart. In August her life ended all too soon but the love she gave continues to resonate. It's in the work she began in life. And through the outpour of tributes from her family and friends it will live on through Playing For Change Foundation.
She is survived by her loving parents and sister, Jolie A. Sarrantonio, her boyfriend Alexander R. Leibow, aunts, uncles, cousins-The Mallons, the Fishers, the Sarrantonios, the DeLisles, the Zottis-and incalculable friends and extended family.