Award-winning Brisbane singer Elly Hoyt and Natalie de Jager will both perform on Sunday, September 7 at the Telstra Spiegeltent as part of the Brisbane Festival.
Elly’s self-titled debut album in 2010 won her the Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album at the 2011 Australian Jazz Bell Awards and prompted Australian jazz great James Morrison to say: “From the moment I first heard Elly sing, I knew she had that classic, indefinable thing that makes one a jazz singer – this is the real thing.”
Natalie’s reputation as an extraordinary singer and songwriter stems from her expressive pop vocals and innovative jazz improvisation. At the festival she will be launching her new EP Tea with Natalie. A free sample of one of her tracks can be downloaded from her website,www.nataliedejager.com.
Both Elly and Natalie have made Brisbane their home and their contributions to the burgeoning local music scene have made them favourites of Brisbane jazz aficionados.
The two young divas of jazz will be performing from 3pm at the first Jazz on Sunday performance of the festival, in the ornate wooden Spiegeltent on Sunday, September 7.
<caption elly_hoyt.jpg>Elly Hoyt is one of the up and coming Jass soloists calling Brisbane home.