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Libby Hammer and Ali Bodycoat: Our Lady of Jazz
Celebrating the Music of Helen Matthews

Event Start Date & TIme: May 19, 2024 17:00

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19 May 2024 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Ellington Jazz Club

Doors 5pm
Show 6pm

She has been called “a mover and a shaker” and “a cornerstone of the Australian Jazz scene”. She is “WA’s First Lady of Jazz” and “the earth mother of Perth’s chanteuses”, not to mention “a complete stylist with brilliant scat technique” and “one of the finest jazz vocalists this country has produced”. With a career spanning over half a century, she has performed for the Queen and the Pope and is responsible for some of the most innovative jazz projects and festivals that Western Australia has ever seen. She is a West Australian Music (WAM) Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Her name is Helen Matthews and tonight, vocalists Ali Bodycoat and Libby Hammer, along with longtime contemporaries Ray Walker, Mike Nelson, Peter Jeavons, Garry Howard and special guest Sue Bluck, come together to perform the music for which Helen is well-known, and to celebrate and acknowledge her exceptional achievements.

Ali Bodycoat

Libby Hammer