AUSTRALIA’S first lady of jazz singing will perform in Wagga on Sunday.
Based in Sydney, Australia, vocalist/pianist Janet Seidel is a seasoned live performer and has 18 CDs to her name.
All recorded in Australia, the CDs cover some stylistic ground from easy listening, lounge, cabaret and jazz.
Many have been successfully licensed in other territories namely Japan, UK, Taiwan and Singapore to name a few.
Janet would say she has been lucky - anyway good critiques have followed, and in the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD 2006 (UK) she is even described as “Australia’s first lady of jazz singing”.
Much of 2011-2012 was spent living the UK working all over Great Britain and also in Europe, and including sell out shows in venues as well-known as London’s famous Ronnie Scotts.
Back in Australia several seasons in Melbourne have ensued at Melbourne Recital Centre and Hamer Hall including Blossom Dearie tribute Dear Blossom and her new Johnny Mercer cabaret show That Old Black Magic.
US writer David Nathan made a fitting summary on All About Jazz: “With her intimate style, great feel for the lyrics of songs she sings, Seidel is one of those vocalists who is as much a story teller as she is a singer. The way she goes about handling the music comes off as a fortuitous blend of Blossom Dearie and Doris Day with an occasional nod to Julie London, although she is somewhat jazzier than the latter two. Like Diana Krall, she doubles on piano. Seidel has an exquisite, gentle, and agile voice and honours each tune she sings, irrespective of whether it's a classic standard, pop, or novelty song.”
Seidel, Chuck Morgan and David Seidel as the Janet Seidel Trio, together with Ben Jones will be in concert at the Bannister Room, Riverina Conservatorium, College Avenue on Sunday from 3pm.
Tickets are available at Allison Music and at the door.
Net proceeds of this event go to Country Hope.
This is a great opportunity to hear this renowned jazz trio, along with Ben Jones.
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