Join Melbourne jazz vocalists Amelia Evans and Olivia Chamoun as they present ‘The Carmen McRae & Betty Carter Duets’ – a celebration of the music and friendship of two vocal jazz greats. Inspired by the 1987 recording ‘Live At The Great American Music Hall’, the pair will explore their love for vocal improvisation through the Great American Songbook, as well as music composed by McRae and Carter.
Ryley Duncan – Piano
Blakely McLean Davies – Double Bass
Alex Spicer – Drums
Doors 9pm // Show 9.30pm
*If you have purchased tickets for our postponed dates, the Paris Cat will be in touch with you in regards to receiving a credit towards our show on September 11. Thank you for your support and we cannot wait to share this project with you later this year.
Award-winning Australian vocalist and composer, Amelia Evans is a Melbourne based musician and recent graduate of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. Receiving high commendations from the likes of Jazzmeia Horn, Gordon Goodwin, Tony Moreno and Peter Eldridge, Amelia has recorded and appeared on stage with local and international jazz musicians such as Terri- Lyne Carrington, James Morrison, Linda Oh, Ari Hoenig, Tim Ries, Wycliffe Gordon and Bob Sedergreen.
As the 2017 recipient of the coveted James Morrison Generations in Jazz Vocal Scholarship, Amelia was offered an exclusive recording contract with ABC Jazz, allowing the vocalist of 22 years to record her debut album entitled The First Song.
Olivia Chamoun is a Melbourne based jazz vocalist studying a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Voice) at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. As the recipient of the 2018 ‘Monash Jazz Music Scholarship’, Olivia has performed with local and international artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Tim Ries, Terri-Lyne Carrington, Linda Oh, Rob Burke and Jack Earle.
She is a lover of classic jazz, and drawing on tradition, finds inspiration in the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Carmen McCrae and Chet Baker, to name just a few.