Following on from a sell-out series of shows for Perth's Fringe Festival earlier in the year, acclaimed Perth based female jazz singer Cathrine Summers and The Cottesloe Beach Hotel are partnering again, this time with Johnnie Walker to present a 'Johnnie Walker Jazz Club series of shows.
Each fortnight, Cathrine Summers and her band will perform a unique jazz-themed show in a sophisticated lounge club setting. "I'm so excited about this series of jazz shows. My excitement mainly comes from having the opportunity again to give local Cottesloe and wider Perth access to this calibre of show. The success of Fringe Festival here at The Cottesloe Beach Hotel illustrated that this is something people want in the area" said Cathrine Summers.
Come and discover jazz music in a fun, engaging way with Cathrine Summers and her band this August and September. The international premier jazz performer has a rich honeyed voice, broad vocal range, engaging stage presence and an 'instantly familiar' candour which, has given her a title of a 'delight to watch'.
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
European Cotton Club (16th of August)
A lively celebration of the Cotton Club. A mix of old standards, cool jazz, an abundance of French, Spanish, and Italian songs, as well as songs featured on the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby including a traditional jazz version of Beyonce's 'Crazy In Love' and Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black'.
Vintage Hollywood Jazz (30th of August)
A cheeky night of classics picked from the golden age of Hollywood, roaming from the roaring 20s through to the 50s. Expect songs like "As Time Goes By" from Casablanca, or "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Cathrine also weaves in tales and history of the kings and queens of the screen, such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews and more.
Great Ladies of Jazz (13th of September)
Great Ladies of Jazz pays homage to the great singers who have shaped and inspired music of today. Cathrine and her quartet will present a host of toe-tapping favourites from the classic ladies of jazz such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diana Krall, Dinah Washington and many more.
Hot Summers Jazz Cabaret - Jazz, Showgirls and Sequins (27th of September)
Looking for sophisticated cabaret celebrating world-class, old-fashioned showgirl glamour and more? Enjoy swinging spirited live music and dancing show-girls in this delightful concert. There is a beautiful interplay between music and narrative taking audiences of a lively journey of jazz, dance, jazz-hands, bowler hats, gloves, feathers and sequins.
Showtime is 8pm (doors open at 7.30 pm).
Tickets are priced from $20. Choose from:
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We talked about Cathrine Summers Off-air and both felt the same way about her talent. Apart from accurate pitch and nicely controlled vibrato, she has the style and maturity to carry of the Great American Songbook compositions – just like her US idols." – Ann Bolton and Ken Turnbull, Jazz Life Main FM 94.9 Victoria.
About Cathrine Summers:
Cathrine Summers is a sell-out artist. Since her 2008 debut, Cathrine 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 revered festivals like BRAVO! Cruise of the Performing Arts, Perth International Festival, Jazz by The Bay, sell-out seasons in Fringe World Festival 15, 16, 17 & 18, City of Perth New Year's, Kings Park Festival and many more. Described as a cross between Dinah Washington and Anita O'Day, with a splash of Ella Fitzgerald, the UK-born vocalist is acclaimed for her rich timbre and broad vocal range. Her charismatic engagement with the audience is exhilarating.