The Most Iconic Jazz Divas – Catherine Summers
Thursday 15 July 7.00pm
Catherine and her 5-piece jazz band is bringing you ‘The Most Iconic Jazz Divas’ featuring Cry Me A River, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Mad About The Boy, At Last, The Lady Is A Tramp and more.
Kick back and take a load off and escape the hectic as popular jazz songstress, Catherine Summers brings you this show of classics paying homage to the most iconic divas that have shaped and inspired jazz. Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee & more.
A regular favourite feature at The Ellington, Catherine’s shows weave 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 first heard.
“Catherine Summers is spirited host, classy comedienne and singing talent to boot, all in one confident and spunky package. She brings sass, style and talent to the stage like no singer I’ve seen this Fringe season (21’). Catch her performance before the sun sets, on select nights at stylish Lamont’s Bishops House in Perth.” ★★★★★Antonino Tati, Cream Magazine 2020
“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.” ★★★★★ Steven Shaw / The Music Review
“The ever-reliable Summers displays her lovely intonation and impeccable phrasing
with panache – and she looks dressed to thrill.” ★★★★★ Australian Stage
“We talk about Catherine Summers off-air, and both feel the same way about her talent! Apart from accurate pitch and beautifully controlled vibrato, she has the style and maturity to carry off the Great American Songbook compositions – just like her US idols.” ★★★★★ Ann Bolton & Ken Turnbull, Jazz Life Main FM 94.9 Victoria
Visit catherinesummers.com.au for more information.
Photo credit: Kaifu Deng
Catherine Summers Short Bio: UK-born Australian vocalist Catherine Summers is acclaimed for her timbre tone and uniquely versatile voice. Her voice along with her ‘instantly familiar’ candour has led her to become an in-demand performer of choice in Perth. And, as well as delivering beautiful songs, and productions of a variety of sell out shows, she’s often weaving titbits of rich musical history from bygone eras. This, and her rich broad vocal range has given her a title of a delight to watch.
Since her 2009 debut, Catherine Summers has lit up many events, festivals, high profile galas and regularly performs nationally and internationally. She’s a resident sell-out artist at local Perth and Melbourne jazz clubs and has featured in many revered festivals.
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