NIC JEFFRIES (SYDNEY) QUARTET : (SOULFUL & SWINGING)
‘AUSTRALIAN Vocalist and Saxophonist Nic Jeffries is establishing himself as a true master of the live stage. His voice has been described as ‘like chocolate’ and his presence as a front man is as engaging as it is commanding! Also a saxophonist of notable ability, Nic is a musician admired and respected by audiences and his peers’.
James Morrison notes: ‘…to hear Nic, is to feel GOOD,’ whilst Grammy Award winning Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling says, ‘this guy KNOWS WHERE IT’S AT!’
Appearing on the 2016 season of channel 9’s ‘The Voice’, Nic wowed Australian households turning a rare four judges chairs during his blind audition.
At Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival, Nic presents a set of ‘Soulful & Swinging’ music, full of songs that have shaped and formed his career and sound in Australia.’
NINA FERRO (MELBOURNE) BAND
“A fabulous performer with a knockout voice!” Tony Bennett
‘I don’t think it’s overstating the case here – unsurpassable perfection!!’ Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News
When you hear Nina Ferro perform, should you not quite believe your ears, then put your faith in Tony Bennett’s immaculate taste. After she had supported him in concert, the great vocalist said of Nina Ferro: ‘She’s a fabulous performer with a knockout voice.’ But you don’t need Mr. Bennett’s highly discerning musical ear to realise he is right. Once she starts to sing, even if you can’t tell an octave from an octopus, you’ll know instantly that you are in the presence of a formidable talent. Just check your vital signs. Goosebumps? Check. Spine tingling? Absolutely. Emotions uplifted? You bet!
Nina Ferro is a multi award-winning vocalist, songwriter, session and recording artist whose powerful, evocative voice, stunning vocal range and captivating stage presence have earned her an enviable international reputation. With 8 solo albums to her credit, Guest appearances on ARIA award winning albums and a performance history longer than one’s own arm, it’s no wonder Nina is one of the most sought after vocalists on the international circuit. Whether she’s swinging out a Jazz standard or belting out a soul ballad, there is no underestimating her unequalled talents!
‘Wow Girl!!……. You can REALLY Sing!’ Jumoke Fashole, BBC London Radio
‘Ferro’s voice is a pleasure to hear… natural, sexy and effortless.’ Cadence Magazine, New York.
Ms Ferro’s mellifluous voice reflected her warm personality and as Bob Hope said of Dinah Shore: ‘Naturally the voice is good. Just look where it’s been.’ Jack Massarik, Evening Standard, London
James Sandon – Drums
Steve Newcomb – Piano
Owen Newcomb – Bass