8 September 2017, 7pm @ The Ellington Jazz Club
Fiona Lawe Davies is launching her second jazz album, “Imaginary Grace”.
The songs she sings are the stories she wants to tell. If honest, audacious reimaginings of indie and jazz classics are what you want to hear, then this is the place you’ll want to be.
For more than 15 years, Fiona has been honing her craft on Perth’s stages, including regular performances at Perth’s premier jazz venue, The Ellington Jazz Club. Fiona’s unique vocal ability is both pure and sultry, with a rhythmic lilt and intimate style. She draws inspiration from classic jazz artists such as Joe Williams and Julie London, modern jazz icons like Shirley Horn and Brad Mehldau and a slew of heart-rending indie artists including Rufus Wainwright, Damien Rice and Portishead.
The album was conceived and recorded with her long-time collaborators, Chris Foster (piano), Nick Abbey (double bass) and Daniel Susnjar (drums). These extraordinary musicians and composers are leading lights in the Australian music scene and their resumes are bursting with international performance credits, recordings and awards. In concert with Fiona, their energy, generosity and spontaneity will capture your heart and delight your senses.
“Fiona has such a great connection with the music that she chooses and composes. Her jazz and pop integrity run deep throughout the eclectic mix of material which showcases a beautiful and unique voice.” – Russell Holmes, jazz pianist and composer
“Performing with Fiona Lawe Davies is always a joyful experience, an emotional state which has been clearly captured on her album.” – Daniel Susnjar – drummer, percussionist, composer and educator
“Sassy, sophisticated, soulful and sexy… just a few words to describe the brilliance of Fiona Lawe Davies……Her singing voice is sultry and soulful, transporting you back to a time when the only music playing on the radio was cool Jazz. I love her stripped down versions of modern music and I can’t wait to hear the new album for a once in a lifetime, magical and unique voice that touches your soul.” – Caroline Watson, Operations Manager, Robert Oatley Vineyard
Photo: Corey James Photography
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