Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Libby is one of the most well known and loved singers on the scene today. She has featured at festivals such as the Fremantle International Jazz Festival, the South Perth Fiesta, Geraldton Seajazz Spectacular, Araluen Botanical Gardens, Swan Festival Club, and the famous York Jazz Festival.
As the leader of Hip Mo Toast for more than ten years, the ensemble has performed to enthusiastic crowds at the Basement and Bennett’s Lane respectively. Hip Mo’ Toast has four recordings under its belt. Boasting both a quintet and a big band line-up, Hip Mo’ Toast won its fifth consecutive Western Australian Music Industry Association award for “Most Popular Original Jazz Act” in 2005. In 2008 Libby Hammer was awarded a Perth Jazz Award of a Life Membership for Outstanding Long-Term Contribution to Jazz.
Tonight Libby will be working with The Graham Wood Trio in a very special performance -free for Ellington members - but general public certainly welcome.