Janet Seidel

Janet Seidel - Dingo Creek 2011Based in Sydney, Australia, vocalist / pianist Janet Seidel currently enjoys a rare and enviable international reputation with 17 CDs released in Australia and also available in several other countries. In the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD 2006 (UK) she is described as “Australia’s first lady of jazz”.

Australia’s favourite jazz vocalist
JANET SEIDEL Trio with Guest Willie Qua: Dingo Creek Jazz Festival
30th April 1st May 2011

Following a highly successful year of international and regional Australian tours, the Janet Seidel Trio will be making their first appearance at the Dingo Creek Jazz Festival with special guest Willie Qua (Galapagos Duck legend)

Janet Seidel in Concert - UK Concord ClubWell known for her impressive repertoire and discography (17 CDs – including quite a few international releases), Janet also performs several cabaret shows on themes from Cole Porter to Peggy Lee to Blossom Dearie, Doris Day and  through to French Chanson, Jazz and Lounge music.

For this show, Janet, and her trio (Chuck Morgan, guitar and David Seidel Double bass) have devised a stylish repertoire combining old and new material in a fresh new selection showcasing the elegant, nonchalant approach, peppered with good humour, which has made her recorded work instantly identifiable.

‘Australia’s first lady of Jazz singing’ Pengiun Guide to Jazz

‘Truly elegant styling, a cool professional, one of the treasures of Sydney.’ David Schwartz Cabaret Online

‘Lounge and cabaret performer and all-around ace singer’ All Music Guide USA

‘As usual, Seidel proves she is without peer in doing the Great American popular Songbook’ – Sinatra International

‘Consummate Sydney vocalist’ Herald Sun Melbourne

‘Australian vocalist/pianist Janet Seidel is a true blue Jazz Baby -.. She’s been compared to everyone from Doris Day to Peggy Lee, and it’s definitely fair to say that her understanding of the classics is equal to that of those legendary greats.’ Tucson Lifestyle USA

‘Seidel is the kind of singer who makes it all sound effortless’ CADENCE magazine USA

‘Seidel has earned admission into that select cadre of singers who accompany themselves at piano like Sarah Vaughan, Jeri Southern, Shirley Horn and Nina Simone.’ All About Jazz USA

Review from recent concert in Tomerong NSW:
‘What a fabulous night’s entertainment with Janet Seidel, the world-renowned jazz singer, and her trio, all master musicians and Ben Jones on saxophone as well! They had the audience spell-bound from the first note and the applause after each solo was quite deafening. The time just seemed to fly and, all too soon, she was into a number of audience-induced encores.
The rapport between Janet and Ben, particularly, was amazing and the choice of music superb – and all of this on a cold winter’s night!
I feel that I can speak for all who attended by saying that it was immensely enjoyable and we all hope that Janet can come back again soon. Thanks to Janet, Ben, Chuck and David – a brilliant show’

For interviews please contact Chuck Morgan 0412 476700 David Seidel 0412380814

For more information, visit Janets’s website at www.janetseidel.com

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