Starring: Christine Anu, Grace Knight & Paulini
Three of Australia’s most celebrated female artists Christine Anu, Grace Knight and Paulini come together for the love of Jazz & Blues music and to pay homage to legendary Greats in a two hour show. Ladies Of Jazz evokes an atmosphere of glamour and intrigue with an out pouring of soul and class in every note.
The Ladies Of Jazz show has two facets.
The first, Ladies Of Jazz will provide an explosive celebration of music from the 30’s, 40’ through to now. Songs made famous by iconic singers like Julie London, Etta James, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald – artists that continue to influence artists of this generation.
The second, three celebrated and beautiful artists with incredible voices which have paved their own way on the Australian music scene through years of hard work and dedication.
Christine Anu is not just a famous singer. She’s not just a famous singer who happens to act. For the uninitiated, Christine is arguably Australia’s most successful indigenous performer and one of Australia’s most popular recording artists, backed by an award-winning repertoire spanning across music, theatre, dance, film, television and children’s entertainment.
Her illustrious career over two decades boasts of platinum albums, sell-out musicals, Hollywood blockbusters, and high-profiled collaborations with showbiz and musical luminaries such as Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge), Paul Kelly and David Atkins.
Four solo albums later, Christine pulls out all the stops with the formation of Stylin Up Entertainment, a collective focused on developing and producing new media brands that are proudly Australian. This spawned a new genre of children’s entertainment branded as Chrissy’s Island Family, adding another ARIA nomination to her Best Female Artist & Best Indigenous Artist wins for her debut album.
Grace Knight electrified audiences across the globe with her soulful voice and ‘manic ballerina’ performances as lead singer of the multi award winning, chart topping pop band Eurogliders.
Performing live to 65 million viewers on MTV’s New Years Eve show launched the band in the US, UK and Japan. Winning MTV awards in USA and UK for Heaven Must Be There
After scoring the acting role of ‘Lola’ the jazzy nightclub singer in the ABC TV mini-series Come In Spinner, Grace recorded her first Jazz album with Vince Jones. Come In Spinner charted for over a year and was hotly followed by Stormy Weather which made Grace the only artist in Australian musical history to have two albums in the top 5 in the same week.
Graces longevity in the industry is testament to her success with ARIA nominations and awards in the 80’s, 90’s, through to current day.
Grace has performed for the likes of Diana – The Princess of Wales, Bill and Hilary Clinton, The King of Thailand, and the current and former Prime Ministers of Australia.
Paulini is one of Australia’s most promising performers and vocalists of current times.
Paulini has won two ARIA #1 Chart Awards, been nominated for an ARIA Award for Highest Selling Single for Angel Eyes and won two Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards through her work with Young Divas.
Paulini has also become a household name via her television work, appearing in It Takes Two and Celebrity Overhaul. She has toured Australia with Young Divas and as a support act on national tours with the likes of Guy Sebastian, Tina Arena and Human Nature. Along with Guy Sebastian and Damien Leith, Paulini recently showcased her music on a world stage, performing live at World Youth Day 2008 celebrations.
With multiple double Platinum albums and singles under this soul diva’s belt, multi-award-winning pop/soul music sensation Paulini is presently in the studio preparing for her most anticipated third solo album release. This Fijian born singer’s unmatched vocal ability has won the hearts of the nation along with her warm and down-to-earth personality – a true ambassador of female solidarity, youth and strength.