Catherine Summers SHOWS

Below are a full descriptions of Catherine’s shows. Each a different collection weaved around tid-bits of history of the time and facts of artists featured in these lively collections.

A SUMMERS NIGHT IN PARIS

Be transported into a Parisian jazz club for an enchanting show presented by Cathrine Summers and her band. Come and get lost in the magic of yesteryear in Paris, featuring performances of French classics such as Edith Piaf’s ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’, Charles Trenet’s ‘Que Restet Il’, ‘Milord’, and many more songs reminiscent of the era such as Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of ‘April in Paris’. 

The celebrated international Perth-based singer, known for her incredible accent or, to the French, for not having an accent has an engaging ‘instantly familiar’ onstage persona. This, coupled with her rich honeyed voice will draw you in and leave you wanting more.

BEST OF BRITISH

A modern groove ‘like a version’ collection of songs showcasing Britain’s iconic music intertwined with tid-bits of history from the 60s to today’s anthems. An impressive up-beat selection of re-imagined classics rrom artists such as The Beatles, Elton John, Coldplay, Oasis, Bowie, Ed Sheeran, Eric Clapton, Adele…

George Michael and Amy Winehouse your guests will enjoy singing along to classics that quite possibly framed their childhood too. This show will take you back while taking you on a musical journey of the greats that started Cathrine Summers crazy passion for music while growing up in the UK.

VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD JAZZ

Kickback and take a load off as popular jazz songstress Cathrine Summers brings you a cheeky night of classics picked from the golden age of Hollywood. Cathrine and her band will explore from the roaring 20’s through to the 50’s, featuring many of their (and hopefully yours) favourite jazz standards.

Songs like ‘As Time Goes By’ featured throughout the incredible movie ‘Cassablana’ and ‘Moon River’ from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. Other outstanding classics feature in this upbeat show such as ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘

JAZZ BLUES – STRONG WOMEN

A tribute to some of jazz and blues music’s strong female luminaries; renowned artists including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson and more. A homage to their musical legacy with narrative of ups and downs, excesses, triumphs and tragedies of 40s and 50s jazz women in America.

Expect to be moved by chilling ballads, revel in infectious swing and be witness to powerful blues standards.

 

GREAT LADIES OF JAZZ

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. 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.

EUROPEAN COTTON CLUB – GATSBY SWING

It’s a Cotton Club Charleston extravaganza. This lively show mixes up old standards, cool jazz, an abundance of French, Spanish and Italian songs as well as songs featured on the Great Gatsby Soundtrack like a traditional jazz version of Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love’ and Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’

Featured throughout this show is the famous ‘Charleston’ rhythm which was popularised in mainstream dance music in the United States by a 1923 tune called “The Charleston”. The dance was actually banned from many dance halls during the 1920s because it was considered to boisterous and indecent 

HOT SUMMERS JAZZ CABARET | JAZZ, SHOW GIRLS AND SEQUINS

Looking for sophisticated cabaret celebrating world-class jazz, old-fashioned show girl glamour and more? Enjoy swinging spirited live-music and dance show-girls in this delightful show. There is a beautiful interplay between music and narrative taking audiences on a lively journey of jazz, dance, jazz hands, bowler hats, gloves, feathers and sequins.

Cathrine Summers presents an exciting show with her jazz band that feature high-end cabaret performances and includes songs of Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, the fantastic ‘Liza Minelli’and more weaved around a history of jazz & cabaret – think Le Lido meets Birdland.

SWING TIME WITH SUMMERS | BETWEEN WARS

Soak up the sounds of Cathrine Summers & her 5-Piece jazz band and enjoy an up-tempo show of swing classics. Swing is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated the 1930s and 1940s. The name Swing comes from the ‘swing feel’ where the emphasis is on the off-beat.

This show is a collection of songs made famous at the time by big bands and bandleaders such as Benhy Goodman, Duke Ellington, Louis Prima, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong and more… Enjoy songs such as Puttin’ On The Ritz, Cheek To Cheek & Sing Sing Sing intertwined with the rich history of swing as an important cultural force, an instrument of social change in America at the time.

ELLA, DINAH, ANITA RE-IMAGINED

Ella, Dina, Anita Re-imagined is a spectacle of classics presented in an intelligent bright, fresh and diverse style. An uplifting homage to jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Anita O’Day. These icons of jazz lived and suffered through the all too familiar dark back stories of tragic, traumatic and tormented early years and Summers taps into her own agonising experiences to deliver beauty in sadness, cheekiness in lively swing and raw emotion in blues.

LET’S MISBEHAVE! THE SONGS OF COLE PORTER

Together with her quartet Cathrine Summers presents ‘Let’s Misbehave – The songs of Cole Porter’, a unique lively sophisticated collection of songs from arguably, the greatest American lyricist and composer in one – Cole Porter. Enjoy classics such as I Get A Kick Out of You, , I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day, De-Lovely, Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love, What Is This Thing Called Love and many many more.

After a slow start to his career, Cole Porter began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for Broadway musicals. Porter’s output of over 2000 songs is an amazing quantity to achieve in a lifetime and Summers respectfully and intelligently presents some of these toe-tapping favourites intertwined with tid bits of Porters conflicted, slightly risqué, acclaimed life.