SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016
Vocal Workshop with THE IDEA OF NORTH
The Idea of North has a passion for singing that connects with all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Their education program has become an integral feature of the group’s musical journey.
The Idea of North works regularly with schools, universities and other educational institutions, choirs and musical ensembles. With a wide range of workshop topics and package options, contact the group to discuss tailoring a program for your ensemble.
“The interest in choral music skyrockets after they’ve been here, and continues throughout the year, with the kids waiting and waiting until the next visit.” – Celia Christmass, Perth Modern School
SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016
SHARNY RUSSELL (NSW)
At the piano and the microphone, Sharny will be performing some old and new originals, along with her distinctive arrangements of beloved standards.
Seasoned Australian jazz artist, ABC jazz recording artist, and APRA and Australian Song Writing Competition award winner, Sharny Russell’s vocal and pianistic talents are recognised throughout the Australian music (especially jazz) community. She writes songs that go straight to the heart and mind of audience and musicians alike, and is widely known for her vocal scat ability, which she often performs in unison with her piano. She has recorded with George Golla, sung with Katie Noonan, performed with James Morrison, Emma Pask, Darren Percival, Galapagos Duck, and George Washingmachine, supported Vince Jones and Martin Taylor, and toured with Grace Knight – to name a few.
She has been complimented by legends, James Moody and Ray Brown, who, during one of their tour visits to Australia, came every night to hear her play in her Sheraton residency. She was on the teaching staff at Queensland Conservatorium for many years until recently, and is now principal vocal teacher at the Jazz Music Institute, located in Brisbane.
THE IDEA OF NORTH – UP CLOSE & PERSONAL
THE IDEA OF NORTH will present an evening of sublime acapella jazz arrangements featuring music from the great American songbook through to their own original compositions. Come and enjoy this vocal quartet of “wit, charm and breathtaking musical virtuosity” (The Adelaide Advertiser)
Two-time ARIA award-winning jazz vocal artistry. As a world class act of international renown The Idea of North are undisputed masters of a musical style that continues to thrill audiences.
Regarded by their peers as one of the best and most unique live acts in Australia, they have reinvented a cappella and taken it to new heights. The Idea of North’s amazing voices and incredible sound has built them a legion of adoring fans, here and across Europe, Asia and the United States.
The Idea of North will present an evening of sublime a cappella jazz arrangements featuring music from the great American songbook through to their own original compositions. Come and enjoy this vocal quartet of “wit, charm and breathtaking musical virtuosity” (The Adelaide Advertiser).