Elly Hoyt & Boutique Brews Brass Band
Award winning jazz vocalist, Elly Hoyt joins forces with Brisbane’s foot stompin’ and high-energy band, Boutique Brews Brass Band.
Together they will play original songs and classic radio hits in a New Orleans Brass style while blending elements of funk, jazz, latin and soul.
If you love the likes of Trombone Shorty, Dr John, Kermit Ruffins and brass bands such as Rebirth, The Soul Rebels, New Breed, Dirty Dozen and Young Blood, you will surely enjoy Boutique Brews.
This collaboration with Elly Hoyt is the first of its kind and will be remembered in years to come.
Have a Sunday brew and don’t forget your dancing shoes.
Elly consistently captures audiences with her soulful and seductive voice. From a very young age, she has had the ability to invoke the charge given to past greats and take it somewhere new.
Elly paved her way into the Australian jazz scene when she won the prestigious Generation in Jazz vocal scholarship in 2008, judged by James Morrison.
She toured Australia and released her debut self-titled album in late 2010 and was awarded Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album at the Australian Jazz Bell Awards in 2011. That very year a co-written tune, ‘All I Know’ was nominated for a Qmusic award for Best Jazz Composition.
In 2012, Elly was invited by the Premier of Tasmania to perform for Prince Charles and Camilla at the Royal Jubilee Reception and in early 2013, was nominated for a Freedman Jazz Fellowship. In late 2013, Elly was awarded an Australia Council Grant to study for three months with internationally renowned vocalists Gretchen Parlato, Dominique Eade, Peter Eldridge (New York Voices), Anita Wardell, Anne Peckham and Jeannette Lovetri in New York City.
After returning to Australia, Elly began working on her second album Oranges & Sunshine that was released in March 2015. Elly is the recipient of the 2015 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and has recently returned after living in Boston, Massachusetts where she was studying a Masters of Jazz Performance at New England Conservatory of Music.
James Morrison: “From the moment I first heard Elly sing, I knew she had that classic, indefinable thing that makes one a jazz singer. It’s not just a sound, or a choice of notes but a way of approaching a song that lets the listener know – this is the real thing”.
Nikos Fotakis – “Elly Hoyt takes no prisoners. Her voice, her singing, her phrasing, her presence – everything about her is so commanding and captivating, that one should feel sorry for the unsuspecting listener, who presses ‘play’, unable to imagine the emotional roller coaster about to unfold.” – Jazz Australia