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WJC Presents: Hetty Kate and James Sherlock

Tour Information
The Wellington Jazz Cooperative presents Hetty Kate and James Sherlock at the Pyramid Club for one special concert.

Pure of tone and sweet sounding, jazz vocalist Hetty Kate and outstanding guitarist James Sherlock will be performing a selection of compositions by some of the most influential cool and bop pianists in jazz history. These timeless compositions are full of colour, and often began as instrumentals, with lyrics being only added later by trusted collaborators. Occasionally they were written with a singer in mind, but with or without voice, all of them found their way into the repertoires of jazz musicians around the world. Composers include Tadd Dameron, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Horace Silver and more.

With nine diverse albums under her belt in the last decade, and a regular international touring schedule, Hetty has built a reputation for being ‘truly one of the best swing-style singers on the current scene’ (Will Friedwald, jazz critic and author.)

Known for his ability to convey a lyrical and luscious timbre on his instrument, James has an ongoing duo project with celebrated Brisbane vocalist Kristin Berardi, and has worked with a variety of Australia’s finest; as well as many visiting artists such as Leroy Jones, Sheila Jordan, Cyrille Aimee, Jon Riley and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts. He was awarded the Ike Isaacs International Jazz Guitar Award and as a bandleader has released six albums as well as appearing on many more for other artists.

Joining Hetty and James will be Mark Lockett (d) and Nick Tipping (b).

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