a great line up for the year...
(for events beyond this month, please scroll down)
Sharny Russell Quartet...
SHARNY RUSSELL composer, vocalist, pianist.
Fantastic performance. Sharny shines bright - entertaining, funny, uber talented and a breath of fresh air is how Sharny has been described.
Russell is a seasoned Australian jazz artist who has overcome major
album A Good Thing On Hold was the best-selling ABC jazz
album for a long time,
She has recorded two albums (Velvet Jazz & Velvet Live) with George Golla, performed with James and John Morrison, James Sherlock, Steve Newcomb, Vince Jones, Galapagos Duck, Andy Firth, and toured with Grace Knight and Don Rader. She regularly performs with flugel horn player, John Hoffman, and guitarist Jim Kelly.
In 2017 Sharny released her latest record, Comes A Time, launching the album at Stonnington Jazz Festival,Melbourne, and touring the rest of the capital cities. She also performed at Melbourne Womens international Jazz Festival in November.
Sharny has written a song to address global violence against women entitled Crossing The Line and a stunning lyric video was commissioned last year.
Sharny is a recognised educator in the Australian jazz community and was on staff at Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University for 10 years and now senior vocal teacher at the Jazz Music Institute. Award winning singers such as Kristin Berardi, Megan Washington, Elly Hoyt and Eurovision runner up Dami Im have all been Sharnys students.
the relaxed, attractive and secure vocal talents of Sharny
Russell ...extreme class. You know you're in good hands. Shane
Nichols, Financial Review.
delivers with warmth, charm and perkiness. Nik Fotakis, Australian
Cam Smith & The Magnificense Big Band
Sarah Collyer & line up to be announced
and more to come...