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Tamara Kuldin: “I love being a storyteller!”

Tamara Kuldin: “I love being a storyteller!”

" I think my stage persona is just a more magnified version of myself. It's important for me that the audience feel connected and involved. I don't just want to sing 'at' them. I like having a bit of a chat...and yes, sometimes the chatter does get a little cheeky, but I don't think the audience mind! If the audience are at ease, relaxed and happy...then so am I! It's also about the songs. Each song has a story...I love being the storyteller." Read More »

Roxy Coss: “The lack of female representation in Jazz is hurting us all”

Roxy Coss: “The lack of female representation in Jazz is hurting us all”

"My role, my job, is to make the best music I can possibly make. Be the best me, create the art I am supposed to put out into the world. I hope this will serve as a positive example for younger female musicians, because right now they don't have very many examples to follow. I also hope this serves as an example to my male counterparts and younger male musicians of what a successful female musician can look like." Read More »

Cookin’ on 3 Burners: “we’ve always wanted to make the best music that we could”

Cookin’ on 3 Burners: “we’ve always wanted to make the best music that we could”

Few band names can be as accurate in describing their sound and overall attitude as ‘Cookin’ on 3 Burners’. Melbourne’s sizzling organ trio has been handing out grooves for two decades now, with no intention of slowing down. Just before hitting the stage of Howler, where they’ll perform alongside Craig Charles (a legend in his own rights), the trio’s organist, ... Read More »

Mama Alto at Melbourne Fringe

Mama Alto at Melbourne Fringe

With influences including American icons such as Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, alongside less known but no less luminous talents such as Carmen McRae, Roberta Flack, former Supreme turned balladeer Mary Wilson, and New Zealand expat Bridgette Allen, Mama Alto’s sound remains idiosyncratic and unique, partly due to her luscious and gender transcendent voice which has drawn critical acclaim and audience admiration. Read More »

Jan Preston: “: Life is for learning!

Jan Preston: “: Life is for learning!

"I was always interested in boogie and ragtime, but didn’t have a teacher for that style, so I taught myself, with great difficulty, later in life. I regret I didn’t live in Hamburg during the 1970s, when there was the huge explosion of boogie and blues piano players, the best in the world. It would have been clearer and quicker for me if I could have been part of that scene." Read More »