Friday, May 11, 2012
Kristin Berardi (Sydney) 8.00pm tonight at The Ellington
Kristin Berardi, originally from the country town of Koumala in North Queensland, is a one of Australia's first calls when it comes to Jazz Singing. Her accolades include winning the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition in 2006, supporting Al Jarreau and George Benson at Montreux Jazz Festival 2007, winning the National Freedman Fellowship 2007, and most recently being honoured with the National Australian Bell Award for the Best Jazz Vocal Album for 2010.
She studied in Brisbane, at the Conservatorium there and later moved to Sydney where she has resided with her husband and son. She has numerous albums, the most recent being her Bell Award winning duo album with the incredible Australian/NZ guitarist James Sherlock "If you were There" and her self titled band album on the Jazzhead label featuring all Berardi original works. She has successfully completed tours in Europe and has performed locally, nationally and internationally at Jazz Festivals and Jazz Clubs, such as New York and Germany and Indonesia.
She also teaches at the ANU School of Music in Canberra, as well as guest lectures around the country.
She is joined tonight by Tom O'Halloran quartet.
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