Indigenous Australian Jazz legend Lois Olney plays in Melbourne

Indigenous jazz vocalist Lois Olney plays an intimate and very special show at The JazzLab with Fem Belling and the Belling band.

A singer with a distinctive, blues-bound style, she is a unique storyteller and a symbol of resilience having faced a number of personal challenges in her life.

Lois was born in her mother’s country at Roebourne, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her father was a Yamatji man from Meekatharra. Her story is of the stolen generation and reconnection to family and culture. For Lois, healing the wounds of stolen generation is a life long journey, but as she shares in her story, “music helps heal the people that I love and the sorrow that we all have in common.”

Lois is flying in from WA ahead of a mighty concert paying tribute to Fela Kuti on Saturday 8 September at the Corner Hotel along with The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra plus an incredible line-up of Indigenous special guests including Bunna Lawrie, Philly, Racerage, Robbie Thorpe and Bart Willoughby.

Lois shares her story through music. These are the stories we need to hear!

Lois Olney is performing at the Jazz Lab on Thursday 6 September