Jazz with a twist
Elizabeth describes her song writing and performing her own music for the first time as 'finally coming home”. Her talent stands apart from other artists simply because of her incredible diversity as a magnificent vocalist, pianist, trumpet and flugelhorn player and last but not least as a composer. Her unique style of Jazz sets a new direction, being recognised throughout the world.
“I live to create music
that is a friend to others
the way music is a friend to me”
For many years Elizabeth performed and recorded, often solo, at jazz festivals around Australia, touring the USA and performing at MontereyJazz Festival in America, also supporting a legion of artists on various occasions including James Morrison, Marcia Hines, Harry Secombe,Bobby Shew, Gene Pitney and USA's Barbara Morrison.
In 2000, Elizabeth's direction changed when her self titled debut album of jazz standards was released. This led to her emergence as an artistand singer in her own right. Media reviews, community and ABC radio support followed, jazz icon Don Burrows declaring it 'very, veryspecial... a uniqueness you want to cling to... the best record I have heard in a long time.'
Elizabeth continued performing extensively, as a jazz singer now in addition to trumpet player, including a three year stint as feature vocalist andtrumpet soloist with John Morrison's Swing City, performing at the opening of Sydney Olympic Games 2000 (with James Morrison), guesting inthe Don Burrows Quintet, and as feature vocalist for the 'Legends in Jazz' Concert in the Domain and for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
It was a massive leap of faith that soon paid off in 2007 with the album 'The Dream' - a collaboration with multi-award winningsongwriter/instrumentalist Tony King. The Dream was recognised for it's timelessness and unique, fragile beauty; the first true expression tohighlight truly just how unique and brave she is as an artist, yet surprisingly accessible.
Elizabeth admits that her hands on approach to song writing, recording, production and performance has allowed her passion to be expressedand recognised in both the Australian and the overseas music industry. Wether playing jazz standards or her own songs, Elizabeth connectswith her audiences with an understated passion and warmth.
Her sound affects the brain like a cup of chamomile tea and honey and a hearty piece of
chocolate cake causing endorphins of peace and love. She is Nora Jones & Chris Botti all at
once with dynamic vocals like the dawn and midday!' FEATURE INDEPENDENT ARTIST
SPOTLIGHT - ROCK FOR LEARNING, USA
'very, very special... a uniqueness you want to cling to' DON BURROWS
New music with a twist.. sophisticated and sultry' BENT magazine
'Everytime I play a track from this album on the radio, I get callers;
"What was that beautiful thing you played after the news..." JAMES VALENTINE ABC
'Simply the most beautiful collection of songs from a local artist I have ever heard' MICHAEL BEAUMONT FM 99.3
Elizabeth toured the US and Europe in 2007, performing extensively in famous jazz
venues that resulted in attracting a whole new international fan base.
In 2009 Elizabeth released her third album, 'On Patrol With The Jazz Police' and her
song, The Dream won Best Song in the International IAC competition and was featured on the American US Smooth Jazz Compilation Album in 2010.
Elizabeth continues to write and perform and is presently planning a new album release and European tour.
All Elizabeth’s upcoming performances are listed on her Reverbnation page.