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If you want suave for your venue or event, then you need jazz.  Live jazz.  The tinkling piano greeting your patrons or guests has the aroma of elegance.  Perhaps the pianist is joined by a sultry siren of song, lacing the evening with romantic verse.

If something a little hip is your vibe - the traditional jazz trio line up of piano, bass, drums may be your thing.  Or the cool velvet tones of the saxophone fronting the combo - the musical epitome of sexy.

Music creates mood.  There is a jazz ambience that suits almost any occasion and budget.  Ask for a personalised quote, or view some guidelines.

 

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The Jazz Lounge


The Jazz Lounge


Sarah Francis Johnston

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Voted "Best Lounge Singer In Vegas" - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper 2012

Sarah Frances Johnston started her career in the public eye as a child actress on New Zealand’s longest running soap, Shortland Street.  Going on to star European TV series, Tomorrow’s another day led to many other appearances and modelling contracts.  A passion for singing led Sarah to pursue a musical career and by the age of 18, she was performing at Aggie Greys 5 star resort on the island of Samoa.  Relocating to the US in 2010, Sarah’s career sky rocketed, with residencies at high-end resorts, casinos and hotels in Las Vegas.

In Melbourne temporarily, Sarah is performing regularly at the Hilton and has collaborated with Jeremy to present relaxing lounge music.  The repertoire is a mix of classic jazz and popular tunes from across the decades - all presented with lounge style elegance and natural flair.

Sarah's website

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collaborators | vocalists


collaborators | vocalists


'Emma Gilmartin has gained a reputation as one of Australia's most talented jazz vocalists. Her voice is undeniably beautiful with "a crystalline purity of vibrato-less tone and flawless pitch.” (Leon Gettler, The Age)

In addition to two albums of exquisite duets with pianist Tony Gould, Emma has performed and recorded with her jazz quartet and has been a finalist in the National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival.  She has toured locally and internationally with renowned acapella group Coco's Lunch and featured on their album Blueprint, which was nominated for Best World Album in the 2007 ARIA awards.

… uncommon beauty and musicality.  Add to this a sensitivity to lyrics, impeccable sense of pitch, a rare control of vibrato, and you have wonderful artistry.”  Tony Gould – pianist/composer

 


Jacqueline Gawler is a longstanding singer, composer and percussionist with internationally award-winning vocal quintet Coco's Lunch. She has become one of Australia's most spontaneous and original singer/songwriters, drawing on her history as a contemporary jazz singer and integrating improvisation and pop/rock influences. Her vocal sound and musical interpretations are edgy, sensuous and compelling.  In original music, her quirky poetry is underpinned by a sense of social inquiry, a love of the natural world, and all that makes us human.  Study in Brazil has given Jacqueline a finesse in presenting authentic bossa-nova and Brazilian music.

“Forget kangaroos, boomerangs, outback, INXS, AC / DC or Men at Work... One of the most pleasant surprises of the year comes from [Australia] and her name is Jacqueline Gawler... “ A Vida De Solteiro (Rio magazine) Brazil.


Jade Leonard is a captivating singer, pianist and songwriter best known for her emotive interpretations. Her distinctive sound embraces the traditions of jazz and combines them with a passion for western contemporary and South American music. She presents compositions and performances reflecting an imaginative approach to music.  

Jade has performed at most of Melbourne’s major concert, jazz club, night club and function venues with all types of ensembles covering jazz, contemporary, pop, world and dance music including Bennett’s Lane, The Regent Theatre and Rod Laver Arena.


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Trio Kestrel is has its home in the standard Afro-American jazz style.  Kestrel follows the pedigree of the celebrated piano, bass drums format.  It pays homage to the heritage of trios of Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson and their contemporaries.  The jazz standard swing and ballads of broadway are embraced, with excursions into latin, funk and other jazz sub-genres.  Trio Kestrel often features guest front line singers or instrumentalists.

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Commercial

Music for film / TV productions, AV presentations, hold music, in house audio systems, animations, etc.  Licensing of existing work, or new work composed and recorded.

 

Personal

Music is a medium which express emotions words can’t.  You be the muse, the patron, and the song is for you.  A unique piece, composed to suit the person or occasion it is dedicated to.  

 

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