3 Questions for Elly Hoyt [VIDEO]

In these short interviews I ask musicians and composers, from various backgrounds, the same three simple questions about music.
  1. Why do you have music in your life?
  2. How do you make music?
  3. What excites you musically right now?

I will be presenting these once a week over the next few months with local, national and international musicians and composers.

In this episode I’m talking to London based, Australian native singer Elly Hoyt.

Elly Hoyt has appeared at venues and festivals in Australia and abroad including the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Shanghai World Expo in China and the 55 bar in New York City. In 2011, she won Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album at the Australian Jazz Bell Awards and is the first jazz vocalist to receive the Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship in 2015. Elly Hoyt has performed for Prince Charles and Camilla, opened for Kenny Barron and played alongside James Morrison. She is an active educator and has holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice and Masters of Vocal Pedagogy from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University (QCGU). Elly currently lectures in voice at BIMM, London.