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Kickback and take a load off as popular jazz songstress, Cathrine Summers, brings you Great Ladies of Jazz, a show with swinging classics paying homage to the great singers that have shaped and inspired jazz music of today.
Summers is a sell-out artist at Perth’s International Fringe World Festival 2015, 2016 and 2017 plus many high profile concerts, events and functions throughout WA. Together with her quartet, Cathrine will present a host of toe-tapping favourites from the classic ladies of jazz such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Julie London through to the velvety, playful and emotive iconic songs of jazz chanteuses Peggy Lee, Edith Piaf and Doris Day.
Joining Cathrine on stage are some of Perth’s best musicians; on Piano, Brodie Stewart, on Double Bass, Zac Grafton and on Drums, Pete Evans.
Come down and enjoy this delightful evening as Cathrine weaves historic stories around effortlessly delivered well-known classics of love, fun and adventure, heartbreak, loss and remorse. You’ll feel right there in the 30’s and 40’s when these great songs were written.
Cathrine Summers Biography:
She’s been described as ‘a female Michael Bublé and performed alongside the likes of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Marina Prior, but that doesn’t seem to faze the girl that Perth has claimed as their very own jazz songstress.
The UK-born vocalist fostered her career in Perth and over recent years has developed a reputation for delivering a voice with a rich and powerful timbre, a fun, natural stage presence, and a passion for jazz that transcends eras. She’s more than just a singer, with an audience engaging performance which is sexy, sassy and captivating.
Since her performing debut in 2008, Cathrine Summers has lit up many Perth events, festivals and has performed nationally and internationally, including sell out performances at Perth’s Fringe World. Her deep respect of the great singers of the past, her love of the Golden Era of Jazz, her European touch and her fun nature brings a new yet timeless feel to these classics.
“The quality that sets her apart from other singers is that people of all ages feel ‘instantly familiar’ with her and soak up her banter and on-stage charisma.” The Music Review.
Cathrine combines in her music everything which exemplifies the traditions of jazz: a stunning voice, deep feeling and enthralling stage presence.